The Asia Trail Girls Podcast - Episode #18
with Henny Gorton & Veronika Vadovičová
Welcome back to the first episode of the Asia Trail Girls Podcast in 2022! We are back after a well needed break, due to life things getting in the way, plus this very turbulent unprecedented time we have all been trying to navigate through.
Our host Henny Gorton and Veronika discuss this difficult time due to COVID, how it has affected their running and motivation to run. We know you all have felt it, how to keep running and stay positive with no races and no end in site of the pandemic! BUT there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel, with many many countries opening back up and getting back to normal.
Veronika is a well-known ultra trail runner who takes the podium in everything she does, after winning Asia Trail Master in 2019 just before the pandemic hit us, she planned to have a big year or 2 racing like so many other athletes, obviously none of those races happened. Veronika talks about how she managed these set backs, stayed motivated, and dealt with new changes that came into play. She also let us in on her big upcoming goals and how she balances life, work and running.
Henny, a trail runner who raced in Asia and based herself in Bali, like so many others, ended up leaving her expat life in Asia and moving back to Europe, we delve into what running and racing in Europe looks like compared to Asia and how she adapted to this big change! Have you ever experienced -20 degrees, 2 meters of snow, no daylight and living in the only inhabited place that far north in the world, oh and tried to run in it? No, well take a listen to find out more!
Welcome back all, this is going to be a good season!