As a runner, how do you measure success? Would winning the Vancouver Marathon be the crowning achievement? Would you have to win the world's most prestigious 100-mile trail run (the Western States 100) to reach the top of big leagues?
By any measure, Ellie Greenwood is one of the top female distance runners in the world today. Her accomplishments on the road and on the trails speak for themselves: 1st at Vancouver Marathon (2012), 1st at Western States (2011, 2012), 1st at Chuckanut (2012) and 2nd at Comrades (2012). If you train in the north shore mountains, you've probably seen Ellie. She's the one with the ear-to-ear smile skipping effortlessly down the trails, chatting to her friends as they wonder when their lungs will explode.
In this interview-style presentation, you'll learn a bit about Ellie, what makes Ellie run and where she's running to. Bring lots of questions because she's going to take as many from the audience as time will permit.
Ellie Greenwood is originally from Fife, Scotland but first came to Canada as a student in 1999 and has spent much of her time here since. Ellie's work for a British tour operator has led her to living in many stunning mountain locations including France, Switzerland, Norway, Banff, Jasper, and now North Vancouver. She ran her first marathon in 2002 and by the time she ran her first ultra in 2004 she was hooked on distance running. Sponsored by Montrail/ Mountain Hardwear since 2008, her ultra resume includes course records at Western States and Kneeknacker, as well as a 2nd place at Comrades the worlds largest ultramarathon run.