Tough Girl Podcast Guests Who Ran Specific Races (Part 1)



Ali Young - She runs every distance from 800 m to 24hr endurance races!

I first noticed Ali Young on twitter, as she’d just completed a 24 hr endurance running race!

In this episode we talk all about running, whether it’s 800 m sprints, 5K park runs, trying to break the 3 hr barrier for the London Marathon as well as ultra running races, such as the Marathon Des Sables and Endure 24.


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Elisabet Barnes - Ultra Runner, Coach & Marathon des Sables 2015 Winner


“The MDS is a magical race and I can honestly say that the two times I have run it (2012 + 2015), it has been a life changing experience in different respects. Whether you look at it as a fun holiday, a race, a trek or an adventure that has been on your bucket list for 20+ years you probably won't be disappointed. It can be as hard as you want it to be (or harder!) and it will likely test your physical and mental strength to the limits. The sun is ruthless, the terrain is brutal, the scenery is quite something and you will make friends for life.”


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Sarah Williams - My journey of getting to the start line of the Marathon des Sables (MDS) & running the toughest footrace on earth!


The Marathon des Sables is one of the ultimate multi-stage endurance races in the world. It consists of running six marathons in six days across the Sahara desert. It’s been around for over 30 years and according to the Discover Channel has the reputation of being “one of the hardest footraces on earth”. It’s brutal, it's challenging and according to pretty much everyone I speak to, a crazy race to do!


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Emma Timmis - Australian Alpine Walking Track & running Hadrian’s Wall!


Myself and Emma Timmis headed off to run Hadrian’s Wall at the end of August and I wanted to share more of the story with you. So whilst I was away I thought about what the best way to do this was.


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