Announcement - The Global Odyssey

Audrey has decided what the next stage of her running Odyssey will be. She will be going global with the aim of running 7 x 50 km ultra- marathon distances, on 7 continents in 7 days. This is the ultimate challenge. 

It will not be an event organised by a director or organisation but will be self planned and organised. The logistics will be a significant factor and challenge in themselves. Audrey will not only have to train and reach a peak of physical and mental fitness but will also have to put all her project management skills to the test.

Audrey will continue to raise awareness of dementia and Alzheimer's disease and will be continuing to fundraise for Alzheimer Scotland adding to the £20k already raised by her other Odyssey challenges.

The Global Odyssey needs sponsors to succeed and complete this world first - to date no woman has completed this challenge. More information about sponsorship can be found here.

News about the Odyssey will be posted regularly here in the new, on The Odyssey page and in Audrey's blog.

Support of University of Glasgow School of Life Sciences

Support of University of Glasgow School of Life Sciences

Audrey is pleased to announce that Nairn Scobie from the University of Glasgow School of Life Sciences will continue to work with me to help her prepare for her 2015 Odyssey challenges.

Audrey completes the Volcano Marathon

Image by Mike King

Image by Mike King

On Tuesday 11th November 2014 Audrey completed the gruelling Volcano Marathon and placed 3rd overall woman.

The marathon was run at altitude in the Atacama desert, starting at 14,500 ft. and finishing at 11,800 ft. with the majority of the race at or around 14,000 ft. Runners also had to contend with a stiff wind, temperatures in the high 20s, sand and significant climbs and technical terrain.

Audrey developed symptoms of altitude sickness at 25km, but continued and completed the race in 7 hrs. 16. minutes and required Oxygen at the finish. She will be writing blog entries about the event in due course.

Image by Alasdair McIntosh

Image by Alasdair McIntosh