Fiona Matheson Runner & NHS Administrator

Fiona Matheson - Elivar Featured AthleteFiona's journey into running began with Jog Scotland 13 plus years ago.  It’s a brilliant initiative and starting point for people of all ages, shapes & sizes to be introduced to jogging.  My main incentive at that time was to get fit and meet new friends and I have done just that. These two simple goals have introduced me to wonderful like minded and inspiring people.

I have many highs to my running over the last 13 years for various reasons but one of my top highlights has still to be my first 10k of jogging/running under the hour. From that first night at Jog Scotland thinking that 1 mile was going to be an achievement in itself never mind a 10k race!

I train six days a week and am continually looking at ways to improve my training! Having a routine or structure to my training is important for me but I am always open to advice/suggestions on change to this in order to keep me motivated and continue to aim for all my goals. With a new age category coming up in April had been speaking to one of my running friends recently about where I felt there was improvements to be made and nutrition was mentioned. This is something over the years I have felt that perhaps I have not managed to get completely right. Therefore really excited about incorporating Elivar nutrition into my training and reporting back on my progress!

I run because I enjoy it – it’s not what other people can achieve as you cannot control that! What matters is that you can achieve what you have set out to do as an individual!

Age: 54

Occupation: NHS Administrator

Sport: Runner - Road, Cross Country & Track

Pre-race Ritual: Check and lay out all kit night before, check travel arrangements & set couple of alarms!

Favourite Cheat Food: Scone jam and clotted cream

Favourite Form of Cross Training: Playing with my Grandson, housework and gardening

Career Highlights:

Current World Record Holder (Age Category V50(
- 10k Outdoor Track
- 3k Indoor Track
Current UK Record Holder (Age Category V50)
- 5k
- 5miles
- 10k
- Half Marathon