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Ultra runner, Running 1,000+ miles from Lands End to John O’Groats in 35-days
Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Coach. Helping women to fuel their bodies, improve their relationship with food, fitness, and body image.
Paddling a tandem sea kayak down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and becoming the first Canadian to paddle across America; 6,500km in 150 days.
Neurodivergent, Fat Cyclist, Co-Author of ‘Gears for Queers’. Promoting body positivity and encouraging everyone to get on their bike.
On the Go - Being passionate about the outdoors and showing people there is a place for physical activity outside of elite sport.
First woman to record an official time for cycling 1,725 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats and back, after completing her epic journey in 11 days, 13 hrs and 13 mins.
Completing her first ultra the Marathon Des Sables with undiagnosed Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Now fully recovered she is training for the London Marathon in 2022.
Paddlesports & outdoors enthusiast. A traumatic brain injury survivor and was the 2020/21 British Canoeing #ShePaddles Ambassador for Canoe Wales.
aka “Dr Survival” is a leading academic researcher in Survival Psychology. Sharing how to improve your chances of survival in disaster situations.
Founder of Steppers UK. Encouraging Diversity Outdoors, Supporting Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority communities to build positive relationships with the outdoors.
Adventurer. Polar, Mountain and Jungle. Fellow of the RGS.
Mental Health Personal Trainer aiming to raise awareness, and challenge stigma around mental health.
Congolese open water swimmer. Mental Wellness Advocate.
Youngest woman to run from John O’Groats to Lands End (JOGLE) completely solo and unsupported.
Muay Thai world champion in 2016, and the world's first female Muslim boxing champion
The only woman to hold the World, Olympic, European, and Commonwealth Gold Medals at the same time!
Bravery, Running the Jungle Ultra for the 5th time - Plus Escaping the Jungle - a 200km race in Belize!
First women to complete UberMan. Ultra-Triathlon - A 21-mile swim, 400-mile bike ride followed by a 135 mile run through Death Valley!
Leading Global Expert on Female Physiology and Endurance Training. Author of ROAR.
The Worlds Toughest Ski Race , The Arctic Circle Race, Greenland - 160km!
Has run over 60 races, from half marathons to 100 mile ultras & in January she became the 1st women to run across a 100 mile wide froze lake in Mongolia!
“Must Try Harder” an unlikely adventurer who is an anxiety survivor.
Expedition Leader for The Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition 2018.
2nd Women to ever finish the EPIC 5 - 5 Ironman in 5 days across 5 different islands in Hawaii!
Olympian x3, NYT Best Selling Author - “Fast Girl – A Life Spent Running From Madness”, & Mental Health Advocate
Wellness Coach & Meditation Teacher dealing with Chronic Pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis
Powerlifter - European Junior Bronze Medallist 2015
Passionate runner; running for fun, her mental health and to keep fit. Run streaking outside for the past 5 years, and completing the London Marathon in 2022!
Co-founder of Black Trail Runners and running Britain’s most brutal race - the Spine Race 286 miles non-stop!
Expedition Doctor, Researcher and emerging filmmaker with a passion for improving mental healthcare through cross-cultural learning and promoting access to natural environments.
Keen outdoor swimmer and coach, who loves getting people swimming outdoors for the first time.
Adventurer and Author of “Unlost: A journey of self-discovery and the healing power of the wild outdoors”.
Engineer, trail runner, and founder of trail running company Nepal Trail Series.
Chairperson and ride leader for Velociposse Club. A cycling club for all women, all trans, and all non-binary people in London.
Endurance Cyclist & Engineer - Competing in her first 2,000km self-supported endurance cycling race, The Pan Celtic Race 21.
Founder of Spend More Time In The WILD, an organisation that seeks to inspire and empower individuals to get outside for the benefit of mental and physical health.
Her passion for cycling and being a co-leader of Black Girls Do Bike Denver. Helping to promote cycling among a community of BIPOC women, femmes, and girls in Colorado.
Award Winning PT & Wellness Coach, Mum of 3, MBE for Services to Health & Fitness.
Professional Boxer turned Mountaineer - Climbing Kilimanjaro (in 2 days!), Aconcagua & Mount Elbrus.
Professional athlete making history as the highest paid Female Professional American Footballer.
79 years young, running 60 to 100 miles per week, sharing her knowledge about running, health and fitness.
Movement is Medicine - using exercise to help women and seniors with clinical health conditions
Fitness Professional & Blogger at Keep it SimpELLE
Cycled LEJOG solo and unsupported in 2015, then in 2017 cycled 30,000km around the world with her future husband Mike.
The Girl Outdoors: The Wild Girl's Guide to Adventure, Travel and Wellbeing!
Running the length of New Zealand in 99 days, cycling across Sardinia, Taiwan and down the West coast of America!
British Triathlete and 4X World Ironman Champion (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011), wife, mum and Global Head of Health and Wellbeing at Parkrun.
52 year old mum of 3 who became an accidental ultra runner!
Author of “Running for my Life” sharing about mental health and how she eventually overcomes her demons through running,
Citi exec until burnout, recovered, became a PT, & co-founded Bodyshot! She’s taken part in 3x Scotland Coast to Coast Races, as well as Man V Mountain! Currently training for the Arctic Circle Race in 2019!
Recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and going on to become an Ironman!
Editor-in-Chief of @Purpose2Play, Big mountain snowboarder, Stunt Woman who is addicted to storytelling & living boldly
PE Teacher & Triathlete who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2014. This is her journey back to fitness.
mum of 2, changed her mindset 6 years ago and transforming her life. Rowing 2,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean and becoming a WR holder!
Ethnobotanist looking at the interactions we have with wildlife. Author of Wild Waters.
Real Wins - Race, Leadership and how to Redefine Success. One of the UK’s 50 Most 'Influential Women in Sport’.
Founder of Black Girls Do Run UK - A community to inspire, encourage and motivate Black women to run.
Adventurer and Ocean Rower, 2x GWR holder for rowing 2,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean.
Visually impaired, traumatic brain injury survivor. Adventuring in the mountains around the world.
Diversity, Inclusion and Well-being manager, MTB Guide and Coach, Go Where Scotland, Founder of Mòr Diversity.
Journalist & author living on a hillside in North Wales, writing about improbable things; most recently, childbirth. AFTER BIRTH: What nobody tells you – How to Recover Body and Mind.
Campaigner promoting the benefits of adventure for wellbeing. Author of - Adventure Revolution:The life-changing power of choosing challenge.
Senior Military Doctor, Mother, Lupus Warrior and Marathon Runner.
aka The Running Granny, Completing JOGLE (875 miles) at 60 years old in 18 days, 10 hours and 3 minutes!
An Adventurous Girl - Blog on adventure, travel, fitness & mental health!
An award winning fitness specialist, connecting neuroscience and fitness to help you fall in love with yourself
Adventurer and Lead Researcher into Women in Adventure - Investigating the association between the outdoors and mental wellbeing in women.
Para-climber, cancer survivor & co-founder of Para Climbing London!
Endurance Athlete & PT, discussing mental health, Marathon des Sables & her next challenge #2020RunNorthSea
Walking the entire coast of the British Isles in 2020 to raise profile for walking therapy
Dealing with grief, climbing Mount Denali and a 7 summits update!
Mental health nurse completing Ultra-man Hawaii and in training for UBERMAN in October 2019.
Expedition Leader. Outdoor Instructor. Adventurer & Endurance Athlete who completed 30 challenges to celebrate turning 30 in 2018!
Became the first woman to walk 17,000km, solo and unsupported around Australia!
Surgeon for the NHS, Adventurer and only woman who walked with Robert Swan on the South Pole Energy Challenge in January 2018.
Runner, Author & Mental Health Campaigner
Trying 100 sports and fitness classes in a year and now helping women to find their Get Up and Go in their community!
The first professional female obstacle course racer & founder of Dirt in Your Skirt!
Going from the couch to running the London Marathon!