BELIEVE AND YOU CAN ACHIEVE
I have always loved sport and I was brought up in an active family. Whilst at school I played in as many teams as possible and loved the camaraderie and fun of being part of a team. My love of sport continued and became more serious when I went to university and discovered rowing. Through rowing I uncovered a part of me that thrived on competition…not necessarily with others, but rather with myself. I developed a thirst to improve and be the best I could.
The arrival of my first two children and moving to Sydney meant my sporty pursuits had to take a back seat for a while. However, it wasn’t long before my yearning to get back into sport resurfaced and I found running to be a quick and easy solution to shedding the post baby pounds. I started with 10km runs and sprint triathlons and found I really enjoyed the sense of achievement and freedom these gave me.
When we moved back from Sydney I began to look around for something different. It was then that I watched a program about ultra running. I entered the MDS on the spot and was hooked. I now find myself setting the most ridiculous challenges, and loving the thrill of seeing just how far I can go.
Major achievements to date:
UAU womens 8 (Rowing) 1993 – winners
Mixed 8 Commonwealth cup (rowing) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 – winners
Marathon des Sables – multiday 2012
Jungle Ultra – multiday 2013 – 2nd Female
Thames Path 100 miles 2014 – 3rd female
3 Marathons 3 days 2014 – 1st female
Everest Trail race – multiway 2014 – 2nd female
Chilly 10km 2015 – 1st female vet
20km road race 2015 – 3rd overall, 1st female
UK trail championships 86miles 2015 – 4th female
Conti 24hr race – 2017 -1st female
CCC – 2017
Lost island Ultra Fiji – 2018 – 1st female
24 hour track race 2019 – 187km non-stop
*Guinness World Record Holder *- John O’Groats to Lands End 2016 – Fasted Mixed team on foot
UK Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF)
VIVO Gait analysis