My Global Odyssey is to be the first British woman to run both an extreme 100k (62 miles) and a marathon on all 7 continents.
I first started to raise funds for Alzheimer Scotland in 2013 when I ran a marathon and a 100k in Antarctica. I have continued to take on extreme running challenges to raise more funds running at the North Pole, the Atacama Desert, The Namibian desert and a frozen steppe in Mongolia.
In 2017 I got the idea for the Global Odyssey 100 - GO100 - to go on and complete 100k on the remaining continents and to make each one as hard and as challenging as I can. Then, in February 2018 I realised that I was on track to complete both a marathon and a 100k on each continent and so the Global Odyssey got upgraded.
In November 2013 I completed the Antarctic 100k along with the Antarctic Ice Marathon.
In October 2017 I completed the G100 Europe leg when I took on and the Grand Raid des Cathars. I have run numerous European marathons.
On 12th August 2018 I completed the Global Odyssey Gobi 100k for the Asian leg. In 2017 I had completed the Genghis Khan Ice Marathon.
On 29th September 2018 I go to Tunisia for a 2nd attempt at Africa and to run the Ultra Mirage el Djerid 100k in the Sahara. In 2017 I completed the Namibian Sand Marathon.
That will be 4 continents with both a marathon and a 100k completed.
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, is used on projects in Glasgow and the surrounding area.
All donations go direct to Alzheimer Scotland and my challenge trips are self-funded or independently sponsored.
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