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My Global Odyssey is a world first for a woman. To date no woman has run 7 x 50km (30 miles) ultra marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. It is my aim to do this in 2016 or 2017.

I will start in the Antarctic and finish in Australia in Sidney via South America, North America, Europe, Africa & Asia.

Having already raised over £20k for Alzheimer Scotland I will continue to fundraise for the charity to support people who suffer from dementia and those who care for them. Dementia has affected my family and this cause is close to my heart.

As a bit of a warm-up for the Global Odyssey I will be running the 100 Miles of Istria ultra-marathon on the 15th - 17th April.

It was back in 2013 that I started fundraising for Alzheimer Scotland by participating in  both the Antarctic Ice Marathon and the Antarctic 100km Ultra Marathon when I became the first Scot to complete the double distance. That raised the first £7.5k for Alzheimer Scotland. 

In 2014 I completed the Volcano Marathon at an altitude of 14,500 feet in the Atacama desert in Chile. I contended with low oxygen levels, temperatures of up to 30 degrees,tough mountain terrain and altitude sickness managing to finish 3rd overall woman. My fundraising total rose to £14.k

In 2015 I completed the North Pole Marathon in temperatures that dropped to -41 finishing 4th lady and getting a bit of frostbite on the way. I hit my original target of £20k.

I am an ordinary person: a mum and wife and I work full-time. Running is my passion and I have always loved a challenge. I am also passionate about charity and so use my running to fundraise.

All the money that I raise will stay in Scotland, and specifically, will be used on projects in Glasgow and the surrounding area.

All donations go direct to Alzheimer Scotland and my challenge trips are self-funded.

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Updates 1

Planning is well underway for the Global Odyssey and training is going well. On March 27th I ran the Self Transcendence 50k race in Perth to get a benchmark time for the Global Odyssey. I completed it in 5.45, a personal best time.

08/04/16 08:44

Raising money for

Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland

Charity Registration No. SC022315

Alzheimer Scotland offers care, information and support to people with dementia and carers in Scotland. Our services include our 24 hour Freephone Dementia Helpline (0808 808 3000), our Dementia Advisors, Dementia Nurses and medical research. We believe no one should go through dementia alone.

Raising money for

Run by Alzheimer Scotland

Charity Registration No. SC022315

Donations 128

I'm exhausted just reading about this on your blog. Good Luck. Hope hubby has wine in the fridge for the homecoming!

Donation by nanette on 12/04/16

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

A worthy cause and I wish you the very best of luck.

Donation by Tracy McIntyre on 11/04/16

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck! and Well done on all that you have done so far!

Donation by Lynne McMinn on 11/04/16

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Tracy Farmery on 11/02/16

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Tracy Farmery on 14/12/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

I attended the BCS event last night Audrey, it was great to hear your story. What an amazing achievement. Good luck with your 777

Donation by Jeanette McGauchie on 21/08/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Various cash donations

Donation by Audrey on 16/08/15

£95.00

Donation by Tracy Farmery on 12/07/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Audrey. What an achievement for a fantastic cause.

Donation by Lyndsey T on 29/06/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Audrey what an achievement . You certainly are a fantastic role model for us all

Donation by Alison on 30/04/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Fantastic achievement, well done. . .again.

Donation by Karen on 29/04/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations! You are an inspiration!

Donation by Jenny O'Hagan on 27/04/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Enjoy the thaw!

Donation by Steven J on 22/04/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Massage & cash donations from Loch Katrine Running Festival, plus cash donations for North Pole Marathon

Donation by Anonymous on 22/04/15

£250.00

Well Done - keep on running, You are mad you know though :-)

Donation by Ian and Hilary on 21/04/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Many congratulations Audrey; a great achievement and an experience I'm sure you will never forget.

Donation by Ian and Sandra on 15/04/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Audrey. A fantastic achievement!

Donation by Drew Fleming on 15/04/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Audrey - just so amazing!

Donation by Helen Moore on 14/04/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Great run Audrey. I'm oh so impressed!

Donation by Anonymous on 13/04/15

£26.20

+ £6.55 Gift Aid

Great run.

Donation by Anonymous on 13/04/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Fantastic run Audrey. I'm in awe of your dedication and achievements.

Donation by Jeanne Boyd on 13/04/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Audrey! A big thankyou too for your work organising the Loch Katrine Marathon (and for looking after my rucksack during the race :-)

Donation by Chris Hill on 13/04/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Audrey, I'll see you at the Highland Fling, the West Highland Way race and Glenmore 24. Even with our Scottish weather I guarantee it'll be warmer than the North Pole was ! Magnificent performance.

Donation by Robin & Anne on 12/04/15

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Another totally awesome and awe-inspiring achievement, Audrey! Many, many congratulations :)

Donation by Eugenie on 12/04/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

All the best Audrey.

Donation by John Durkin on 09/04/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£13,518.70
  • Offline donations£6,890.00
  • Text donations£48.00
  • Total raised£20,456.70
  • Gift Aid£890.78

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