Professional British trail runner Holly Page looked forward to a packed racing schedule this spring and summer. In early April, she intended to compete at the Mt. Awa Skyrace in Japan. Next, she aimed to bop over to Russia for the Mount Elbrus ultra marathon. And for the rest of the summer, she planned to travel around Europe in her van to train and race. The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out Page’s plans for the foreseeable future. But she remained calm.
She had gone through this before.
During the last week of March 2019, Page broke her foot at a trail running training camp in Fuerteventura, a Canary Island off the coast of Morocco. The fracture suspended her dreams of racing in Japan, Russia, and Europe. So when the coronavirus forced the United Kingdom to go into lockdown during the last week of March 2020, Page knew how to handle derailed plans.
“There was no point…