Running towards Success: An Exclusive Interview with Olympian Rose Davies, PREPD's New Ambassador
Reviewed by our Expert Panel
15 May 2023
Welcome to an exciting glimpse into the world of Olympian Rose Davies, the latest addition to the PREPD ambassador team. From her early passion for running to achieving Olympic qualification, Rose shares her journey, insights, and the crucial role PREPD hydration plays in her training, recovery, and overall performance. Strap in for a sprint through the life of an elite runner, and learn how to apply these lessons to your fitness journey.
Meet Rose Davies: PREPD Ambassador and Australian Olympic Track Athlete
Introducing Rose Davies, an accomplished Australian Olympic track athlete and proud PREPD ambassador. Born on December 21, 1999, in Newcastle, New South Wales, Rose started her running journey at the age of 12. Her impressive achievements include winning the Lisa Ondieki U20 3000m, clocking 4.11 (1500m) and 15.07 (5000m) at the age of 19, and securing the Zatopek 10,000m champion title twice.
With the guidance of her coach, Scott Westcott, Rose made her Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics in the 5000m event. Her outstanding career progressed further in 2022, with personal bests over 3000m, 5000m, and 10,000m. Rose is now ranked number four in Australian history, having set a PB of 31:18.54 in May 2022 for the 10,000m.
As a PREPD ambassador, Rose showcases the brand's values of inspiration, empowerment, and a scientifically-driven approach to hydration and athletic performance. Her journey is a testament to the power of resilience and the impact that proper hydration and fuel, like PREPD, can have on an athlete's achievements.
PREPD, grounded in university research, offers athletes a scientifically-backed hydration solution. Rose's commitment to her sport and remarkable results demonstrate PREPD's formula's efficacy, making her the perfect representative for our brand.
Approachable and supportive, Rose finds joy in sharing her experiences and knowledge with fellow athletes. She understands the importance of fostering a strong community and nurturing the next generation of sports stars, making her an invaluable asset to the PREPD community.
We are thrilled to have Rose Davies as a PREPD ambassador, and we look forward to witnessing her continued success on the track and beyond.
Interview with Rose Davies
Q: How did you first discover your passion for running, and what continues to motivate you to keep pushing your limits?
I first found my passion for running during my school cross country back in under 11s. I had never been great at sports, so I was quite chuffed with myself when I won my first ever race! Setting new goals and achieving them keeps me motivated. I also love the social side - my friends, family, and coaches support me and encourage me to continue to work hard and reach my goals.
Q: Who were your role models growing up, and how have they influenced your approach to running and life in general?
My role models growing up were Scott Wescott and Gen Gregson. Scotty, now my coach, made his Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio Olympics for the marathon. Gen is a 3-time Olympian and the 3k steeple chase national record holder whom I'm lucky enough to be racing against. They both have first-hand experience and understand the highs and lows of being an athlete. They are both incredibly generous with their support and I know if I have any questions I can turn to them for advice.
Q: Can you describe your most memorable run and what made it so special for you?
The most memorable run for me was when I ran a qualifying time for the Olympics in 2021. I ran a 5km with Izzi Batt-Doyle in Nijigegen. It was both our first race overseas in Europe and to both qualify for the Olympics in the same race was very special!
Q: Can you share some insights into your training regimen, and how someone reading this could apply those lessons or insights to their own fitness routine?
As a 5000m and 10,000m runner, I average around 140km per week. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday are usually some sort of interval, threshold or hill session, then finishing off the week with a Sunday long run. I believe consistency is key in running. Start with manageable distances and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your runs to avoid injury. Listen to your body and make sure you recover.
Q: Since you started using PREPD, what benefits have you noticed in terms of your training, recovery, and overall performance?
I have to admit, I first discovered PREPD on training camps with Izzi and would often ask her if I could use some of her supplies as the product was so good. The number 1 benefit I've noticed since using PREPD is the hydration. Perfect for post-training, especially on a hot day! It's also very convenient which is great in terms of meal planning around training. PREPD is also very delicious!
Q: As a PREPD ambassador, what advice would you give to runners about the role of proper hydration and fuel in everyday life and sports?
For optimal performance, hydration is key. Whether that's in training or competition. Incorporating a hydration drink like PREPD into your routine can help replenish your fuel and water levels, enhancing your overall performance.