About me

I’m a Northerner who moved to London after University. After 12 years working in Westminster for the Government Economic Service and as a Senior Civil Servant I left the comfort of the civil service to set up a running holiday company. I’m currently pretty nomadic spending time in South Africa, Scotland, The Alps and the North of England.

I started running in 2006 after giving up smoking, training for and completing my first marathon in Abingdon in October 2006. I did a few more, then by 2009 I was persuaded into my first ‘double’ weekend – Beachy Head mara on the Saturday, Greensands in Surrey on the Sunday. I stepped up to ultras in January 2010 with a lovely 30 mile run over the Surrey hills – the Winter Tanners. Then in the March my first 50+ run from Glasgow to Edinburgh down the canal in just over 9 hours.

I’ve so far (Jan 2016) ran across two countries (US and France), 100 + marathons (I will count them when I get round to it, about 15 have been mountain maras – which I love); I’ve ran 50+ ultras – including Ridgeway 85 thrice, EcoTrail, Mont Blanc 80km, Hell on the Humber, Thames Path 100, Across the Years 72 hrs (205 miles), lots of LDWA runs and various multi-day events (2013 course record for XNRG Pony Express).

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”

—  Theodore Roosevelt

5 responses to “About me

  1. Hi Jennifer,
    Nice to meet you today. Hope the train arrived ok and that you got home ok. I will keep an eye of your progress.

    Very best wishes.
    Take care

  2. Hi
    I didn’t make the Spartathlon cut-off either I’m afraid, thanks to the little excursion along the wrong side of the river after Cookham, and then a bit of a tour of Henley…

    Still it was a great event and good to meet you and chat for the first few miles!

    All the best with the Race Across America – and hope to see you out on the trails again soon!



  3. Jennifer,

    I met your mother in Hilton Head last week while walking the beach. She told me about your tremendous accomplishment. Congratulations on being the first British woman to run across the United States!! Your mom is so proud, as she should be.

    Lynda Schlarman
    Ft. Wright, KY, USA

  4. Was great chatting to you on the train this morning. Looks like you had a really amazing adventure here 🙂 hope you enjoyed the race today…. Thought it was great course.

  5. You are a superstar.
    We need to hear more about you at Serpies.
    You are inspirational, people need to hear from you.
    You can do more for folk’s ability than any amount of 3parks ever will.

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