Anne-Marie “Arry” Beresford-Webb
Arry has been described as a ‘rare one’! Read into that what you will! A sports mad ‘petrolhead’, Arry is looking to outdo previous challenges whilst raising huge amounts of cash for charity, and worries slightly about what is going to be next after this! Arry is a Sports Therapist and has worked in elite sport for most of her career, this is probably where her competitive edge comes from!
Prior to the Dragonrun1027 Arry was a regular Half Marathon runner. The big step up to Ultra distances has taken a huge amount of dedication…
” Ultramarathon is a bit like a science in itself! I’ve learnt so much about myself and human capability, and completely altered my attitude to running. There’s more to running than a stopwatch, tarmac and the desperate need to beat people at a race that they might not even be competing in! My competition is with myself, my mind and my body….. oh and with the blisters, lack of toenails, burning muscles and battered joints! I love it!”
Post Dragonrun1027….. is she still an Ultrarunning convert?
ABSOLUTELY!!!! I’ve had a mental shift following the Dragonrun 1027, where I’m deciding on entries to future races based on how many miles they fit into 24 hours! I’m aiming to increase my endurance further and to improve navigation skills and running technique, so that I can compete as well as complete in Ultramarathon.
I will never judge another runner based on appearence or speed. Just think, that slow runner you see plodding towards you could be about to complete their first ever mile or their 100th mile.
Most importantly I’m going to use Ultrarunning and endurance challenges, as a method reach the £25,000, that I plan on raising for Velindre Cancer Centre and Gozo CCU Foundation.