Queen of the Extreme faces Atacama desert and wins a stage
Running challenges don’t come much tougher than this. The Atacama crossing is a 6-stage race covering 250 km (155 miles) across an enormous plateau in Chile. It offers a variety of challenging terrains, with nearly 1700 metres of height gain, starting at an altitude of 3200 metres. Read More... “Toughest challenge yet for Fiona Oakes”
The Sahara Race involves 250km across the Namib desert in Namibia, taking on sand dunes, salt pans, rocky paths and dry riverbeds. The first five of the six stages range from 37 to 77km (23 to 48 miles) with a 10km (6 mile) stage to finish. Read More... “Heat and sand dunes challenge Fiona”
What challenges remain for Fiona Oakes after completing Marathon des Sables and entering the Guinness Book of Records? She decided to attempt to run a marathon on each of the seven continents, at the rate of one per day.
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.
Fiona Oakes has completed yet another extreme marathon, across the mountains of South America, the Volcano Marathon in Chile. Runners were warned to expect snow at the start at temperatures of 30 Celsius later on.
Fiona’s preparation for the Casablanca leg of the record attempt was not ideal as it followed close behind her Atlantic City marathon and she had just caught a flu bug. Her duties at the sanctuary meant she was unable to rest. Read More... “Fiona Oakes’ Casablanca Marathon”
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 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 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 has made great achievements in her running, which seem all the more impressive given her incredibly full lifestyle. This means that training competes with a number of other demands on her time and energy.