Adventure & endurance enthusiast, with a fondness for Type 2 Fun. Ski instructor and mountain leader.
Happiest when outside, particularly in the mountains!
Challenges include cycling LEJOG, NC500 and Tour du Mont Blanc, both ski-touring and running the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt, and climbing Mont Blanc.
In 2018 Emily completed Project 282: a 4-month self-propelled round of Scotland's 282 Munros (mountains above 3000ft) which involved cycling 2,600km, walking 2,200km on foot and crossing 3 waterways in a kayak. The total elevation gain was over 150,000m – all of this was self-supported.
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- Who is Emily
- Being an adventure endurance junkie
- Her 2 buzz words for happiness are ‘Outdoors and Active”
- Being on the support crew - Climate Relay from Scotland to Egypt
- What Emily was like as a little girl
- Breaking her arm and getting into running
- Doing her first marathon at 17 years old
- Running the Athens Marathon 2004
- Transitioning from marathons to ultra running
- Preferring to run the longer distances
- Running the Dublin Marathon 2008
- Going through a phase of running marathons
- Working in London and making some big changes
- Not feeling fulfilled and wanting to take some time off
- Becoming a ski instructor and doing a ski season in the Alps
- Project 282 Munro Challenge - where the idea came from and what was involved
- A 4-month self-propelled, continuous trip from North to South Scotland
- Being unsupported and the challenges
- The logistics of the challenge and putting a plan in place
- Being fully committed to the challenge
- The final few Munros
- Fuelling and nutrition while climbing big mountains
- Training programs?
- Feeling rested and getting a PB in the marathon distance
- Post adventure blues after the challenge
- Struggling with a lack of direction
- Spending approx £4k on Project 282
- Plans for 2023
- Connect with Emily
- Final words of advice
- Making yourself commit and taking the first step
- Cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats