It takes a special kind of person to race a 22 mile gruelling blast across wild, Welsh terrain... against a horse.
We are so proud of our Team Whole Earth who took on the Man V Horse challenge in June 2015, but their journey didn’t stop there. Their passion for endurance sports has continued and we have been following their progress at other events and fuelling them with peanut butter along the way.
FASTEST MARATHON: 3:00
LOCATION: Stratford Upon Avon
Totally obsessed with running and at 51yrs old, I’m still improving. Last year I ran the Barcelona marathon in 3.02, I also competed in the Redbull steeple chase and came 6th. I just love the crazy challenging events! Currently, I’m in training for an ultra so I’m feeling super strong. I’m a chiropractor so I’m nuts about health, diet and sport.
FASTEST MARATHON: 2:50
LOCATION: Beckles, Suffolk
I’m a paediatric staff nurse and a great ambassador for health and fitness by promoting what I teach. I run to work, do a 12 hour shift then run home. I’m dedicated and determined and I love peanut butter… a constant in my lunchbox.
FASTEST MARATHON: 3:41
I’m a keen multi-sport athlete. The last couple of years I have placed an increased emphasis on my nutrition to help me train, perform and recover
better. Whole Earth nut butter is a regular part of my diet! I compete in, on average, one race per month but sometimes up to one a week!
FASTEST MARATHON: 2:51
I love running and I am a bit obsessed with finding any physical challenge that takes me completely and utterly out of my comfort zone. Oh, and I am pretty sure I can run faster than a horse when I’m powered by peanut butter on apples – if you haven’t tried it yet you are missing out on a taste sensation!
Winning a hard fought Bronze medal at the Athens Olympics, Kelly Sotherton had a successful athletics career including winning Commonwealth Gold in 2006, and beating Jessica Ennis to win a World Championship Bronze medal in 2007 in the heptathlon event. After being beset by injuries Kelly battled back to finish an agonising 4th in Beijing after setting 3 personal bests. Injury sadly meant Kelly had to retire just before the London 2012 Olympics.
Kelly went on to undertake an accredited Journalism course and this has led her to being a regular guest on Talksport and Five Live. Kelly also set herself a variety of sporting challenges and in 2013 ran the London Marathon in aid of AgeUK, completed the gruelling 9-day Deloitte Ride Across Britain race from Lands’ End to John O’Groats and rounded off her sporting endeavours by participating in the Prudential London Triathlon.
Adam is a British Triathlon Federation performance coach based at Loughborough University. With a background as an excellent 5k and 10k runner, Adam always wanted to work in elite sport. Before starting his elite coaching apprenticeship he volunteered as a coach with the national talent programme. Whilst undertaking his apprenticeship, he worked as an assistant coach within the elite Loughborough programme. He is now a British Triathlon Federation Performance Coach at Loughborough University.
Adam runs recreationally, including long distance events such as marathon.
Lucy Wainwright works with the British Triathlon Federation to establish nutritional plans and provide advice to their athletes. Since completing her degree at Loughborough University, she has been working as a part time lecturer in Sports Science and is currently completing an IOC diploma in Sports Nutrition.
She has represented Great Britain as part of the senior flatwater canoe and kayak team since 2001, racing at World and European Championships. She also competed as part of Team GB at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004.