Here are some teaser for my next two expeditions due to commence in ...

Marathon Des Sables

2007

My life of adventure began by running six marathons across the Sahara Desert in 48 degrees Celsius!

Expedition Adventure Racing

2008

Becoming addicted very quickly to extreme challenges, I began racing around the globe on the World Series Adventure Racing Circuit. In each race I have run, biked and kayaked non-stop up to 900km up to six days with little sleep.

Every year I have set myself adventure goals, so here is a little taster of some of my past adventures.....

Summit of Mt Blanc

2009

Even at 4408m I suffered from altitude sickness but had a blast standing on the top of the highest mountain in Europe.

Cycle the length of New Zealand

2010

From Cape Reigna in the North to Bluff in the South covering 2400km. I also completed the Speight Coast to Coast Adventure Race and came 5th in the Karopoti National Mountain Biking championships.

Siberian Black Ice Race

2012

To test whether I could look after myself in extreme conditions, I raced 600km solo across Lake Baikal on the Central Siberian Plateau. I crossed the line as1st woman and 2nd overall.

World First Cycle to the South Pole

2013

Beating strong competition from around the world, I arrived at the South Pole on December 17 as the First Person in the world to have cycled there. I also achieved the record for the fastest human powered traverse from coast to pole.

Devises to Westminster Canoe Race

2014

Defying all recommendations,  my Adventure Racing buddy and I decided we'd attempt the notoriously challenging 125 mile non-stop Canoe Race on only 2.5 hours of training....We came 3rd in our category!

Nordic Islands Adventure Race

2019

From the mountains of Sweden to the Fjords of Norway I raced with my team for six days on nine hours of sleep covering over 700km by foot, bike and kayak. We came 4th.

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