Ultra Runners Guests of Tough Girl Podcast (Part 13)



Alison Walker - UK-based Malaysian ultra-runner completing the Smog Graham Round running over 300-kilometres in 54 hours and 33 minutes.


Alison Walker is a U.K. based Malaysian ultra runner who started running ultras in 2019.


Alison holds several fastest Malaysian ultra times and has most recently the first person to complete the Smog Graham Round.


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Jen McMahon and Kara Wilson - Road to 50 Miles

"As a child I was always one of the fastest in the class. I was tall and skinny and though awkward I was light and could fly confidently quicker than most on the field or the track. Running wasn’t a chore back then." - Kara


"I remember distinctly when I was on the cheer squad in high school, we had to run 1 mile as a warm up everyday before practice. I would basically do whatever I could to avoid the mile or cut it short or just complain through the whole thing. It never occurred to me that I could actually do this for fun." - Jen


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Katie Holmes - Independent sports historian writing about women's distance running and sharing stories of female runners over 50.


Katie Holmes is a UK-based runner and charity consultant who loves cross country, track and park run. On her website she shares the stories of female runners over 50 and highlights their achievements.


Katie is also an independent sports historian, focusing on the history of women's endurance running. In 2020 she was awarded an Independent Researcher Fellowship by the Women's History Network.


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