25–26 Jan 2025 330 days to go! #RunShow

Debbie Watts

My name is Debbie, I strive to help people improve their mental wellbeing through fitness and to make everything, Just One Big Adventure.

My passion and drive has always been to promote openness about mental health to reduce the stigma that surrounds it, but also to encourage individuals to act if they notice friends or family struggling.

I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse having returned to practice after a long break and 3 kids!

Whilst away from nursing, I ran my own PT/Run coaching business, teaching a whole host of classes and offering rehab to runners too.

I was also the founder of a large local running community, who came runner up for club of the year in the Southeast 2020, however, nursing has always been my passion and I’m so glad to be back helping others in mental health crisis.

Having left the fitness industry, I couldn’t believe it when Altra welcomed me into the Altra family earlier this year as a Sponsored Altra Red Team Member.  I love the brand, so it’s an honour to be asked to represent them.

I’m a multiple ultra-marathon/marathon/half marathon finisher. I love an adventure and since being diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, I’m having an awesome time trying lots of new activities from bouldering to ariel hoop to paddleboarding.

I’ve developed a love for open water-swimming, having started in winter. I completed RideLondon this year and have completed 3 triathlons, having never attempted one before.   I cannot wait for my next event, a 50k run/kayak trip in Santorini October 2022.

I’m a multiple ultra marathon/marathon/half marathon finisher. I love an adventure & thrive on seeing others achieve more than they thought possible.
Since being diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, I’m having an awesome time trying lots of new activities, spending time cycling, rock climbing and will be trying my hand at kayaking again in preparation for a run/kayak trip in Santorini 2022.