Marathon Grand Slam records broken again!


Last year Fiona Oakes set some of the toughest World records available, including the fastest aggregate time for running a marathon on all seven continents, and the fastest for a marathon on all continents and the polar ice cap.


This achievement was all the more miraculous given that one of the marathons was at the highest average altitude of any known marathon route – the South American Volcano marathon.  Read More... “Marathon Grand Slam records broken again!”

Fiona’s records are official!

Guinness World Records have confirmed that Fiona’s three marathon world records have been recognised and validated.

Fiona is now officially:

* the fastest woman ever to run a marathon on all 7 continents (aggregate time)

* the fastest woman to run a marathon on all 7 continents plus the North Pole in aggregate time

* the fastest woman to run a marathon on all 7 continents plus the North Pole elapsed time. Read More... “Fiona’s records are official!”

Fiona Oakes’ Antarctic marathon world record

Early reports have come in from the most Southerly point on the planet which indicate that Fiona has won the Antarctic Ice Marathon and in doing so broken two world records and set a course record.

The race’s Facebook group has reported that “Fiona Oakes’ time of 4:20.02 hrs is a new Ice Marathon record beating the previous record recorded by Yvonne Brown of Great Britain who had a time of 4:26.10 hrs.” Read More... “Fiona Oakes’ Antarctic marathon world record”

Fiona Oakes takes another step towards a World Record

Fiona travelled to Atlantic City USA for her 4th marathon in 7 weeks.


There were a few hitches on the way including confiscation of fruit supplies (US immigration does not permit fruit or vegetables to be brought in).  Later there was some extreme noise problems from adjoining rooms which was eventually solved by moving rooms but not after until there were only a few hours left to grab some sleep. Read More... “Fiona Oakes takes another step towards a World Record”

Fiona Oakes needs support

Fiona Oakes has already taken on some of the toughest events known to the running world.  She had run the Marathon des Sables in temperatures of 50 C and smashed the course record for the North Pole Marathon.


She does it to promote veganism and now desperately needs financial support to set a World Record for the time taken to run a marathon on all continents plus the polar ice cap.  Read More... “Fiona Oakes needs support”

Fiona Oakes runs in the Arctic marathon

Fiona spends her life caring for animals and currently cares almost singlehandedly for over two hundred dogs, horses, pigs, cats and sheep.  She is also dedicated to promoting the vegan diet, which has taken her to top marathons where she has won top places (including wins and course records), the fastest marathon inside the arctic circle and she has completed the Marathon des Sables across the Sahara desert, probably the toughest footrace in the world. Read More... “Fiona Oakes runs in the Arctic marathon”

Fiona Oakes takes on ‘World’s Toughest Footrace’

In April 2012 Fiona Oakes will start Marathon des Sables.  As well as the heat, extreme terrain and distance, Fiona will have to carry water, all her food, supplies and clothing.


Training for the events has been crammed into an already extreme lifestyle as Fiona continues to care almost singlehandedly for 400 animals on her sanctuary in Essex as well as working as a retained firefighter.  Read More... “Fiona Oakes takes on ‘World’s Toughest Footrace’”