A continent in stats

Running in cloud forest, near Catamarca, Argentina









  • First people to run the length of South America, unsupported (pulled a trailer with all kit & food)

  • Katharine is First woman to run the continent

  • Katharine completed 2nd longest run ever undertaken by a woman

  • First people to run  Amazon Basin

  • First people to run Bolivia

  • First people to run Carretera Austral, Chile

  • 6,504 miles

  • 15 months

  • Ran through 10 pairs of shoes each

  • 2/3 in Inov8 transition running shoes & 1/3 barefoot or in Vivobarefoot shoes

  • 1/3 on rough tracks

  • Averaged 20 miles/ day

  • Longest run- 36 miles

  • Ran equivalent of 9 marathons in 9 days in final burst to the finishing line

  • Tried to consume >4000cl each a day

  • Pulled a trailer weighing up to 140kg, which was swapped every 5 miles

  • Built 2nd trailer for a 400 mile remote Amazon section to accommodate additional 100kg of food

  • Presented to 2,583 students in Spanish and English about running & wildlife in South America & the UK

  • Wrote 35 articles and blogs about nature conservation & running for The Ecologist, Independent online, Soy Maratonista and Patagon Journal

  • Raised money for: Asociación Armonía, Birdlife International & Conservación Patagonica

  • Recorded 453 bird species and registered 6,154 individual birds, including many that are endangered.

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Carretera Austral, Chile

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