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Rosie Swale Pope - 73 years young and running 6,000 miles from Brighton to Kathmandu in Nepal!

Rosie Swale Pope - 73 years young and running 6,000 miles from Brighton to Kathmandu in Nepal!

Rosie Swale Pope - (MBE) is a legendary global adventurer, author and motivational speaker.

Throughout her life, Rosie has completed numerous marathons in some of the world’s most challenging terrains and has embarked upon many adventures including riding across Chile on horseback and sailing across the globe in a small boat.

In 2003, aged 57, she began a five-year run-around-the-world, travelling 20,000 miles to raise awareness for the early diagnosis of cancer. Rosie is the only person in the world to have completed this solo challenge unsupported, carrying all her belongings in her cart behind her.

Now, at the age of 73, Rosie has taken on an exciting, new challenge: a run of 6,000 miles from Brighton, UK all the way to Kathmandu in Nepal in support of the charity PHASE Worldwide and their work in remote areas of the Himalayas.


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Show notes

  • Where Rosie is in the world

  • Rosie is running from Brighton to Kathmandu for Phase Worldwide

  • Growing up and being looked after by her grandmother

  • Why she decided to work with Phase Worldwide

  • Running around the world the first time!

  • Falling and breaking her hip in Brighton, 2017

  • Ice Chick!

  • Having a book launch in Germany

  • Running to Berlin and getting stronger and stronger!

  • Wanting to re-visit some of the places she’d been before

  • March, 2019 giving a talk for Phase Worldwide

  • Saying yes to the future and saying yes to running to Katmandu!

  • Her running route

  • Why real life is the biggest adventure

  • Where her passion for running came from

  • Fighting darkness with light

  • Deciding to run a marathon!

  • Losing the love of her life

  • Why you should start everyday being grateful

  • What days on the road are like

  • Not being able to get her stove to work

  • Favourite food on the road

  • Saving water while on the road and washing socks!

  • The power of taking 3 or 4 minutes to do nothing

  • Working while on the road

  • Three teaspoons on the road!

  • Going through tough times on the road and where her determination comes from

  • 73 on the 2nd October

  • Loving her life and what she does

  • Losing her dad at a young age

  • Why you don’t have to be defined by your past

  • What her friends and family think about her next adventure

  • Not being afraid

  • Still running around the world at 100!

  • What has changed in the world of adventure over the years

  • The value of freedom for women

  • How can we support Rosie

  • Raising money for charity

  • When she plans to arrive in Katmandu

  • Do you need Rosie as a speaker?

  • Quick Fire Questions

  • Final words of advice to motivate and inspire you


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