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Published Today!- Running South America with my Husband and other animals

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Birds, Conservation, Running | 0 comments

Published Today!- Running South America with my Husband and other animals

Spring accompanied us, unfurling her new leaves and blossoms and emptying her dizzying fragrances into the valleys, forests and mountains. My mood soared. Night arrived later and later as the sun refused to set. So the bustle in the woods and rivers continued: the local frog quartet clattered and tapped, a South American snipe rose high in its courtship display, shuddering notes through reverberating tail feathers in great arcs above our tent. While one side of the world awoke, we gently fell asleep. This is an extract from Running South America with my Husband and other animals which is out...

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BOOK OUT NOW!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Birds, Conservation, Mammals, Photos, Running, Sponsorship and Donations, Survival | 0 comments

BOOK OUT NOW!

Running South America with my Husband and other animals is winging its way to book stores across the land now! We’ll be talking and selling/signing books throughout the UK over the following months and would love to see you. Events so far include: Rutland Birdfair- Saturday 19th August (0930) Rothbury Hall- Northumberland, Thursday 31st August (1930) Base Camp Festival 2017- Peak District Saturday 9th September (1200) Hayle / Falmouth- Cornwall mid September (TBC) Appledore Book Festival- Devon Wednesday 27th September 2017 (1400) Crediton Community Bookshop- Devon Thursday 26th...

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Running South America with my husband and other animals

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Running | 0 comments

Running South America with my husband and other animals

I have a publisher! The above book title will be zooming into shops near you from this August! In essence the book is about David and my love affair with running and wildlife- so much so, that we ran a continent to meet its wild animals. How we lived life at its rawest; with insects crawling over us, sleeping in jaguars’ ‘back-yards’ and washing in ditches by the side of the road. Running marathons back-to-back for days on end, this crazy feat nearly cost us our marriage, health and lives…. More details to come!  

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Heading into the Blue

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Running | 0 comments

Heading into the Blue

Hello from up a creek in Uruguay. We’ve abandoned our running shoes & are soon to abandon dry land as we wait for a weather window to head out into the Southern Atlantic from the Rio Plata. We left UK shores in 2008 and have since circumnavigated South America in our 80 year old wooden sailing boat, run it’s length, now we just need to plough c.6000 nautical miles to the Caribbean and then another 2-3000 to our fair isle home. Our website and blog spot for our sailing shenanigans is www.listalight.net Things have changed- we now have a new captain- Sir Theodore Lowrie- who...

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Runner’s World: The Limits of Endurance

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Gear and Equipment, Photos, Running, Survival | 0 comments

We appear in the July 2014 issue of Runner’s World! Fantastic talking about the expedition again; the wildlife, wildernesses, risks and survival...

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A visit to the (running) clinic

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Running | 0 comments

A visit to the (running) clinic

Running barefoot has been a central pillar of our run the length of South America. We trained for three months before the challenge began, re-training in the barefoot running technique (discussed previously), and working remotely with our coach using video and skype calls to check on our running form. Using this preparation we ran 6,504 miles in 15 months. Last week we had the opportunity to be guinea pigs in a train-the-trainer workshop in Vivobarefoot’s London training centre. Better late than never we thought. And a chance to see if we had successfully achieved the transition to supreme...

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