April 30, 2018

Women’s Sport Trust has today revealed the 28 individuals, teams, organisations and initiatives who have been selected as finalists for the 2018 #BeAGameChanger

April 27, 2018

While growing up in Scotland, Charlene Gibson never considered herself ‘outdoorsy’. Decades later, things quickly changed. After an amicable separation with her partner of 12 years, Charlene went on an expedition that began a new adventurous life of trekking and mountaineering. If you’ve ever wished that you were more adventurous, this incredible woman is the one to learn from. Her story is one that...

April 24, 2018

Fiona Oakes is a British marathon runner, who holds three world records for marathon running. In 2013, she won both the Antarctic Ice Marathon and the North Pole Marathon. She runs despite losing a knee cap from an illness when she was 17. At 48, she holds three world records, including becoming the fastest woman to run seven marathons in seven continents, plus the north pole, with an aggregate time...

April 20, 2018

From a young age, Katherine Knight has been a sailor. Since then she’s created a life centered around the adventure she loves. When she’s not working as a physiotherapist for the Swedish Olympic sailing team, Katherine is sailing around the world, competing in speed sailing competitions, and leading expeditions. Her story is one of creating a life full of elements of adventure and inspiring others to...

April 17, 2018

In June 2018, Cazz is pushing the boat out (pun intended) and rowing 2400 miles across the Pacific Ocean, she’s competing in the Great Pacific Race! Along with two other women she’ll row from California to Hawaii in a 26ft Ocean Rowing Boat! There aim is to be the first ever crew of three (male or female) to row the Pacific and the youngest crew of three females to row any ocean in the world!

April 13, 2018

After an exciting career as a model, Katie-Jane L’Herpiniere left behind that life for one full of adventures. Giving new challenges a chance has allowed Katie-Jane the incredible opportunity to walk unsupported the entire length of the Great Wall of China, cross the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap, cycle across Africa on a vintage African bicycle, and so much more.

Katie-Jane shared her incredible story w...

April 12, 2018

I reached out to members of the tough girl tribe, to get their top tips and advice for you!!! Here are 26 awesome tips - Enjoy!!! Run the first half as though you are jogging to the start line. Mentally break it down into manageable chunks e.g. distance, landmarks, nutrition, etc and just focus on the mike or chunk you are in. Look at the route in advance and work out a few landmarks to look out for...

April 12, 2018

I haven’t written a personal blog post for a long while, but for some reason, I just wanted to share a little bit more about what’s being going on over the past few months. It’s nothing drastic or crazy, to be honest, it’s just life and living life and trying to build a business while studying full time, and trying to earn money. I’m nothing special in that regard and I’m also very aware of how lucky...

April 10, 2018

Charlene Gibson grew up as a studious bookworm, who wasn't keen on the outdoors. She is an only child who was brought up by her Mum and Nana in a pretty rough area of Scotland, near Glasgow. Although an avid reader of Enid Blyton's Famous Five books, there was really nothing adventurous about her at all.

However, in her mid 30s, following the break-up of a long-term relationship, she discovered her in...

April 6, 2018

Cal Major is part adventurer, part environmentalist and has proven that your adventures can be a catalyst for great change. Incredibly passionate about the oceans and ending the damage done by plastic, Cal has gone on some incredible challenges to raise awareness about the problems of plastic pollution.

This work of environmentalism and adventure has come together in Cal’s campaign, Paddle Against Plas...

April 5, 2018

Catching up with Anna-Marie Watson who we last spoke with a year ago. Anna-Marie constantly pushes her own mental and physical boundaries and has achieved considerable success at an elite international level in various endurance sports.

Anna-Marie combines the disciplines of ultra running and long distance triathlon with the odd adventure race thrown in for good measure.  Her endurance journey spans o...

April 3, 2018

As her day job, Katherine works as a physiotherapist for the Swedish Olympic sailing team. In her double life she is a qualified Yachtmaster Ocean, offshore racer and has won international speed sailing competitions and the women's European title in her foiling Moth. She has sailed in the far north and rounded Cape Horn. 

However and wherever she has travelled, her inspiration has remained the same, to...

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