Sealskinz have selected its first ever Trailblazer to complete the 70 mile 'Round The Island' challenge alongside World Champion and Sealskinz Athlete Claire Steels. Bernadette Butfield (23) have been hand picked to run the flagship Sealskinz Ultra Trail Series Race which is ran in partnership with XNRG. Both Sealskinz Trailblazers will be capturing every step of training before their 'Round The Island' Ultra. Bernadette will also share her nutrition tips, kit preferences and motivational techniques with us to show how they prepare to do something extreme and take on the highly popular Ultra Marathon.
To find out more about our two selected Trailblazers read their short bio below or watch their application videos!
Bernadette is currently in the process of training for her first ever London Marathon; a challenge she accepted before enrolling as a Sealskinz Trailblazer. Bernadette's passion for running has only recently occurred and she will now squeeze her training in alongside her other hobbies of cycling, swiming, rock climbing and scuba diving! The Cornish coastline will be the battle ground for the all-round sports women but we are sure that Bernadette has everything it takes to succeed with her training as her motivation for running comes from "trying to live life adventurously for those who no longer can" she says that "life is far to short not to live adventurously and push yourself as far as you can go". Watch Bernadette’s application video below.
To follow the progress of our Trailblazer look out for the #SealskinzTrailblazer and also follow our Facebook and Instagram page for updates. To apply for a Sealskinz Ultra Trail Series even go to www.xnrg.co.uk/page/seaskinzultratrailseries.aspx