Tough Girl Podcast Guests Who Ran Specific Races (Part 3)



Louise Johnstone - Endurance Athlete & PT, discussing mental health, Marathon des Sables & her next challenge #2020RunNorthSea


Louise is a Dundee based person trainer and endurance athlete. She has spent her career focusing on improving the mental and physical health of women, utilising her expansive knowledge to adapt recommendations to allow each individual to strive for an improvement in their health.

Louise has struggled with depression throughout her life. This in turn has been the driving motivation for the fundraising Louise has undertaken over several years. To give an example of the extent of her running ability, one of the races she ran in 2016 was the Marathon des Sables, raising over £5,000 for Dundee Association for Mental Health, covering 154 miles over 6 days in gruelling conditions.


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Suzanne “Sunny” Stroeer - First woman to circumnavigate and summit Aconcagua in a single push - the Full 360!


At the end of 2015, Sunny decided to leave behind the business world in order to focus full-time on climbing and running mountains.

Today, she is a professional mountain athlete with multiple speed records on Aconcagua, the Annapurna Circuit, and in the Colorado Rockies.

Sunny is a Wilderness First Responder and an AIARE Level II avalanche professional.


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Elisabet Barnes - Queen of the Desert Ultra, 2x winner of Marathon des Sables (2015/2017) - looking to transition out of competitive running.


Elisabet is a Swedish ultra running athlete, who is also a two time winner of the toughest footrace on the planet - the Marathon des Sables - which she won in 2015 and 2017.

We first spoke with Elisabet for the Tough Girl Podcast in 2015 when she shared more about her earlier life, working as a management consultant, how she got into running and what it was like winning her first big race.


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Sabrina Pace-Humpreys - Ultra runner, going from Anxiety to Accomplishment - Running the Marathon des Sables and challenging Rural Racism


Sabrina a young mum of 4 and grandmother of 2, comes on the Tough Girl Podcast to share more about her early life, dealing with racism from a young age, suffering from anxiety and post natal depression after her first child at 18.

Sabrina, shares more about her reasons for wanting to take on the Marathon des Sables, a challenging 250km, multi-day ultra race across the Sahara desert.


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