Today I have an inspirational chat with Beck Butler, endurance athlete, adventurer and owner of dedicated trail store, BKT-Trail.
Beck’s enthusiasm for all things trail – running or hiking – is contagious. She shares some crazy stories of her Marathon de Sables (MDS) experience. In case you have had your head buried in the sand (ha ha) and have not heard of the MDS, it is a multi-stage race through the Sahara desert (250km in 7 days) in the searing heat where you have to carry everything – all your clothes, food, equipment and sleeping gear. What stands out in Beck’s recounting of her ultra endurance stories is not so much the physical pain or her achievements but the friendships forged.
A few years ago, Beck left her legal career to set up BKT-Trail. BKT-Trail is more than a retail space, it is an inviting and friendly meeting place for trail enthusiasts. BKT-Trail stocks all the brands Beck loves like Saucony, On Running, Salomon and Ultimate Direction, and specialises in super light weight gear. We shoot the breeze about running shoes and endurance nutrition. As you can tell by the longer than usual episode, I LOVED chatting with Beck!