Running Tales

Menna Evans: Smashing the world record time to run the length of New Zealand

September 25, 2020

Menna Evans only started running seriously two-and-a-half years ago.

This year she ran from the tip of New Zealand's north island to the depths of the south in an incredible 35 days and 27 minutes.

In doing so, she smashed the previous fastest time for a woman to run the length of the country, becoming a Guinness World Record holder in the process.

Menna started running in memory of her dad, completing the John O'Groats to Land's End run (JOGLE), a distance they had hoped to walk together.

She loved the experience so much, she's barely stopped running since.

I spoke to her about why she loves ultra running, training during Covid and what she plans to do next...


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