Tough Girl Podcast Guests Who Ran Specific Races (Part 6)


Catherine Wallis - Plus-size adventurer, working mum, doing ultra challenges around the world!

In March 2019 Cath took part in the Rat Race Adventure Sports Mongol 100, a 100 mile long, four-day challenge across a frozen lake in northern Mongolia, in which temperatures plunged to minus -25 degrees celsius.

Cathy has also completed numerous other adventures from the; The Canberra 100, The Big Red Run, The Oman Desert Marathon, Hellespont Race (swimming from Europe to Asia) and Race to the Wreck in Nambia!


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Beth Whitman - Running her 1st Marathon at 50, completing the Snowman Trek in Bhutan and training for the 4 Deserts Challenge in 2020!


Beth completed (twice) the 25-day, 220-mile Snowman Trek in Bhutan, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and reached the top at 19,341 feet, finished marathons in Hawaii, Tokyo, Portland and Seattle. She ran her first marathon at 50, ran five marathons that year (including two back-to-back marathons where one was an ultra at 31 miles), ran the Seattle Quadzilla (four marathons in four days) and have qualified for the Boston Marathon twice.


In 2019, Beth ran the Epic5 Ultra (5 ultras in 5 days on 5 Hawaiian islands). In 2020, she is running the 4 Deserts which consists of running 155 miles over six days in four deserts–the Gobi, the Namib, the Atacama and Antarctica.


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Melissa Urie - First women to complete UberMan. Ultra-Triathlon - A 21-mile swim, 400-mile bike ride followed by a 135 mile run through Death Valley!


Melissa has completed the Epic 5 in Hawaii, 3 Ultraman triathlons, and is now the 1st female to have ever completed the Uberman, which she did in October - she also broke the swim record and smashed the previous course record by approximately 31 hours!


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Audrey McIntosh - 56, Her Global Odyssey, 100km non-stop in each of the World’s Continents!


Her Global Odyssey story so far:

  • Antarctica - 2013, The Antarctic Ice 100k and The Antarctic Ice Marathon.

  • Europe - 2017, Grand Raid Des Bogomiles 100k. I have run a number of marathons in Europe.

  • Asia - 2018, The Gobi Desert Global Odyssey 100k and 2017 The Mongolian Ice Marathon

  • Africa - 2019 The Moroccan Global Odyssey 100k and 2017 The Namibian Sand Marathon.

  • South America - 2019 The Patagonian Global Odyssey 100k and 2014 The Volcano Marathon.

  • Oceania - 2020 The New Zealand Global Odyssey 100k and the Global Odyssey New Zealand Marathon.

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