Conquer The Wall China Marathon


I was invited to run a marathon across the Great Wall of China with only 3 weeks notice. With very little training, no flight or visa and no running gear for the intense Chinese sun, I used the experience as an experiment to see if I could wing it.

I’m not sure how it happened but I completed it in 10 hours 10 minutes and 11.5 seconds.
42 females entered the marathon and 28 completed it. I finished 14th.

It proved to me that I do not need to be as rigorous with my planning and nutrition as I usually am and I certainly do not need expensive running gear to help me perform. Just a bit of willpower, determination and a positive attitude can get me anywhere.



I made wrote a daily blog in the days running up to the marathon documenting how I felt.
Some are a bit long winded and there’s likely some typos – the China internet was a nightmare!

China Marathon Log 001
China Marathon Log 002
China Marathon Log 003
China Marathon Log 004
China Marathon Log 005 Part 1
China Marathon Log 005 Part 2


Happy Winging It xxx