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

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...

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Running South America with my husband and other animals

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

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

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 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

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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Back to School !

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Conservation, Running, Sponsorship and Donations | 0 comments

“Nothing has changed!” I tell the new head mistress, “but the ceilings seem a bit lower”, as we stroll these small, colourfully decorated corridors which looked so spacious thirty years ago! We may have finished the running part, but “Running South America” continues back on home shores as we visit our former schools (and others who have followed us through the “BigToe” Classroom) to share our adventure and passion for the natural world. During the run itself we provided many ad hoc presentations with schools we passed on the road, and we discovered it was the perfect...

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