Your Name: Debbie Martin-Consani
Occupation: Marketing Manager
Home Town: Glasgow
Twitter Account: @UltraRunDMC
What is your running background?
I started training for a local women’s 10K in 2002. It’s been a slippery slope since then.
When did you first start running Ultra marathons and why?
Temporary lapse of concentration in 2006
When or where (at which events) are we most likely to see you?
The mean streets of Glasgow or the hills and trails in Scotland. Often with my best buddy, Sharon Law, who’s also running Spartathlon. Although you’re more likely to hear us, before you see us.
What are your personal key running achievements to date?
Representing Great Britain and the 24 World Championships three times.
What was your hardest race experience?
Thames Path 100. It was 100 miles of mud.
What events do you have planned for 2015 up to Spartathlon?
World 24 hour in Turin and the Lakeland 50.
What is your typical race strategy for an ultra?
Keep calm, ignore what’s going on in front and stick to the plan
What does a typical training week look like?
I like to run most days, alternating hard and easy days during the week and long runs at the weekend. I compliment running with swimming and yoga.
What one tip would you pass onto people running an Ultra marathon for the first time?
If you really want something, you’ll find a way.
Can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself?
I collect snow globes. I hope to add Sparta to the collection.
Have you taken part in the Spartathlon before?
What are you looking forward to at the Spartathlon race?
Kissing Leonidas’ foot
What are you not looking forward to during the Spartathlon race?
The heat. Anything above 14 degrees and I look like the Ribena berry
How will you prepare specifically for the Spartathlon race?
Pray for a hot summer in Scotand. I hopeful, I know.
Will you be bringing any support crew to the race?
Yes, my long-suffering husband, Marco Consani. Well, it’s his fault for missing the race application deadline.