As of 2016 Vitabiotics are my sole sponsor for products, supplying me (and Bill) with products. I currently buy my own shoes and kit and pay for all the races I take part in. If you would like to sponsor me, please make contact. Thanks.
supply me with products such as Wellwoman and Feroglobin to keep
me fit and healthy to compete. Iron levels are particularly hard to keep in the normal range with the long distances completed.
Management (HK) Ltd
George Phillips, CEO, is an ultra-distance runner himself and so
he understands the needs and cost associated with my big events
and has kindly stepped on board to give much needed financial support.
This means I can keep racing around the world in amazing places
and attempt more world records.
One One shoes
I have worn several model
of these shoes that feature a unique rolling motion to deliver superior
underfoot performance. These shoes use up to 2.5 times the volume
EVA in the midsole compared to standard running shoes, they offer
outstanding impact absorption and high comfortable underfoot feel.
I have now broke world records on the treadmill and road wearing
these shoes. I ran 160 miles of the Ocean Floor Race in 2013 across
the Western Sahara and 167 miles around the Grand Canyon in 2012
wearing these shoes and my feet finished in great shape and I was
first lady in both events. They may look big and bulky but these
are lighter than my previous standard training shoes.
I have been using Chia Charge drinks and flapjack in my recent races
such as Grand 2 Grand Ultra 167 miles and Ocean Floor Race 160 miles
where I was first lady. The flapjacks are really soft and easy to
eat and go down well in ultras. I will be using them in my next
world record attempt at 6 days in Hungary in 2013. Chia means “strength”
in the Aztec language and endurance is at the heart of the history
of chia. For more information go to www.runningfood.co.uk.
- electrolyte concentrate
I first used this while running the Al Andalus Ultra Trail in Spain
in 2011. The weather was very hot for this multi-stage race and
went off all my normal drinks. This was the only supplement I used
during this event and went on to use it in The High. Due to the
altitude fluid intake is higher than normal and again this served
me well throughout the race, where I could barely take on board
any food for the 37 hours it took me to run (and break the men’s
course record by over 11 hours). Elete comes in a very practical
25ml bottle to add to water while running and is very small to carry.
This is a natural supplement that is flavourless.
- dairy protein
Neovite is a
dairy protein powder from cows first milk, I add a teaspoon of this
product to my drinks when running long distances to reduce digestive
problems. I first used this when breaking the world record running
from Land's End to John O'Groats in 2006. Having suffered from stress
fractures this product also goes some way to helping bone
health and recovery. In 2012 I will be adding this product to my
drinks yet again with a really busy year planned and more records
Based in Skelton
Terry and Lesley have supported me for several years now, updating
the sign-writing on my van with various races and other items that
have needed logos to be added. Excellent service and excellent rates
supplied me with nutritional products from 2000-2012.
A very unique
idea! Having exceeded the outright record for running on a treadmill
for a week, Gary kindly made contact with his product. You have
to see these to really understand. There are various products designed
for running on a treadmill to watch. There are pre-paced DVD's where
you run a set pace and a set distance and try to keep up with the
runners, there are classic routes, such as 10km and marathons, where
you can run over the exact course experiencing the sights and things
you will see on the way (can help in preparation for what to expect
and can help to run a marathon at a set pace), or taking things
"one step further" there is their Virtual Runner Software where,
by wearing a simple footpod and on any treadmill, you interactively
control the speed of the video by your pace running routes such
as in Central Park in New York or the Boston Marathon. If racing's
not your thing, coming soon are exotic destination runs such as
in the hills and rice fields of Bali or a sunrise run in the Australian
Outback (I have had a sneak preview and these are really beautiful,
colourful and peaceful and exactly what I needed when running my
me from 2009 – 2010.
sustaining a stress fracture to my left hip in 2008 I was
recommended by a good friend Anke, from Germany, to look into
magnetic therapy for healing and came across this superb set
up by Centurion Systems.
It is a pulsating magnet that you sit in (or can use on other
body parts - knees, ankles) and promotes bone healing along
with other therapeutic effects. As I was already aware that
I had a low bone density (I am classed as Osteopaenic) my
bone health is of great concern with the distances I run.
My diet is very
healthy but there is little I could do to improve my bone density
until I came across this equipment. I have been using it since July
last year and returned to my sport to achieve a new personal best
distance in my 24 hour event by the end of the year. The equipment
can be purchased outright or temporarily hired out to see the effects,
which is what I initially set out to do but is now permanently set
up at home and used regularly every day. Do take a look at the systems
as they really are a safe product to aid recovery from a number
Building Society supported me for the Badwater Ultramarathon,
135 miles across Death Valley in July 2009 and sponsored the
Croft Circuit 6 Days which took place in February 2009.
the Marathon des Sables 2008.
rehabilitation of my Achilles I used a small portable ultrasound
device from www.MendMeShop.com , I used this for 5 minutes
twice a day and was soon back running again.
Mac Pherson sponsored me for the year 2003 only. This paid
for all my training expenses for that year including all kit,
warm weather training and a trip to Taiwan to compete in the
World 100km Championships. Elle also personally designed my
own unique racing kit for the year.
for Libyan Challenge 2007
is paying the cost of entering the event.
of Teesside is giving £1250 towards support to complete
this event, such as equipment, use of the environmental chamber
to acclimatise. Matthew Wright is co-ordinating the various disciplines
of support such as nutrition, exercise physiology and biomechanics
(very different running on soft sand and carrying a big ruck-sack).
Darren Cooper from the Sport Injury side is trying to keep me injury
Backpackers Shop, Guisborough is supplying all the equipment
I need at cost price – GPS, sleeping bag, ruck-sack, sahara
cap, waterproof socks etc.
for LEJOG 2006
I am now looking
for further sponsors for a new van. I use a converted van that I
can sleep and cook in for events. When events require a lot of travelling
and start early in the morning we sleep in the van overnight to
save on costs and also it is nice to wake up at the event with no
travelling to do. Also at 24 hour events it is a necessity, needing
it to make hot food and drinks as required and supply my helpers
with a roof to shelter from the weather and somewhere for me to
change kit and sleep after the event.
I am a prolific racer having competed in over 50 races last year
alone. My van is recognised by most athletes and can carry your
logo and advertising. It can be used in any advertising campaigns
and support material and am willing to turn up for special events.
Please contact me for details on becoming
my new sponsor.