Ellie Goulding - Ellie Goulding is ready to run

Subscribe to Ellie Goulding alerts

Ellie Goulding goes running to prepare for the end of the world.

The 25-year-old singer has been an avid sprinter for several years and says it is because she want to be prepared for the apocalypse.

She said: ''I go running - so I'll be ready when the world ends. Running is hugely important in my life and has been since I was 18. I woke up one morning and decided that running should be my thing. For me, it's about more than keeping fit.

''I'm preparing myself. As a kid I'd lie awake at night and convince myself that a meteor was about to hit the Earth. It's my fatalistic streak, which I've inherited from my mum.

''I firmly believe something cataclysmic is going to happen in my lifetime and I have to be prepared to run for my life when the time comes. Next year I hope to run my first marathon. Unless the world ends before I get the chance.''

The 'Starry Eyed' hitmaker also revealed that she collects dead animals, with her favourite being a dead cow she nailed to her wall.

She added to Live magazine: ''I've always had a dark turn of mind. I blame my dad, who worked in a mortuary. He was obsessed with murder cases and would assemble these files that were packed with gruesome photographs.

''He'd let me look at them and I'm sure that's what led to me thinking dark thoughts. At a young age I was preoccupied with beheadings and things like that. I'd only have to look at a David Attenborough documentary to imagine giant ants taking over the world.''


Tags: Ellie Goulding - David Attenborough

Subscribe to Ellie Goulding alerts

More Ellie Goulding

Band Aid 30 - Do They Know It's Christmas? (2014) Video

Bob Geldof introduces the Band Aid 30 edition of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' which in 2014 focusses on the tragic Ebola epidemic in West...

Ellie Goulding Talks About Her Bacardi Triangle Gig As She Creates Her First Cuba Libre Cocktail

Savoy head bartender Tom Walker quizzes Ellie Goulding on her tour highlights, her new album and her upcoming Bacardi Triangle gig as he teaches her...

Ellie Gouldling Calls Kate Middleton And Prince William "Incredible Parents" Following Second Baby News

As Ellie Goulding is preparing to perform at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games, which takes place on Sept 14th, she publically speaks on...

Win Divergent On DVD With The Soundtrack

To celebrate the release of Divergent on digital download, DVD and Blu-ray we are giving you the opportunity to win a copy of the DVD...


Ellie Goulding Hits Back At Rude Instagram Commenters

Ellie Goulding has joined the line of celebrities finally hitting back at cruel internet trolls. The ‘Burn’ singer has recently gone through something of a...

Ellie Goulding, Goo Goo Dolls And Pretty Lights Are Among The Acts To Look Forward To At Florida's SunFest 2014

SunFest is back in Florida once again with another impressively diverse line-up and non-stop activity for five days. This year, the bill is headlined by...

Dougie Poynter Reveals He Has A "Bird" And It's Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding might have just enjoyed her second weekend playing the Coachella festival in California, but back home she’s just been revealed as McBusted star...

Eminem And Rihanna To Perform "Monster" Duet At MTV Movie Awards Sunday

Eminem and Rihanna have signed on to perform at the MTV Movie Awards this year, MTV has just announced. They will step out on stage...



Ellie Goulding Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ellie Goulding

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All