The latest instalment from Salomon TV focuses on Anna Frost, winner of Transvulcania 2012. I challenge anyone to watch this and not be moved. Having been consumed by running myself these past few years, the video struck a chord. Anna appears to have once again found her love of running after coming to the realisation that “Running really is just running”. It’s not the be all and end all of life, as much as having it in your life can be good and beneficial. For me, it took parenthood to make me realise that, whilst running still has its place, the world doesn’t stop turning if a training session doesn’t go to plan or, indeed, if that session doesn’t even happen.
“Anna Frost has spent the past 8 years wandering the globe competing in some of the worlds top trail races. Her win at Transvulcania in 2012 cemented her place as one of the top ultra trail runners in the world. Following that race, Anna was plagued by a string of injuries and forced out of the racing circuit. As a result, in late 2012 she decided to return to her home in Dunedin, New Zealand. In this episode Anna reconnects with her identity and roots as she questions what running means to her.”