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Angela White, aka The Running Granny, started running at the age of 53 as part of a series of ‘small steps’ she took to improve her health and quality of life.  A friend then introduced her to the world of ultra running and she become fascinated with what the human body can achieve when asked.

Since then she has completed events of increasing distance including a number of 24 hour races, a 100 mile race and the 190 mile Northern Traverse.

A former surgeon, Angela has a lifelong passion to inspire others to take their own ‘small steps’ to adopt healthy lifestyle choices throughout life and has set up a social enterprise to encourage and motivate people to improve their future health.

Angela says that age really is just a number and, with increased life expectancy, it’s really important that we change our expectations of older age and remain healthy and continue to pursue our dreams and ambitions. As part of this it’s important to set ourselves goals of one sort or another which help give us purpose and a sense of achievement.

In September 2019, to raise awareness of the need to look after ourselves, Angela challenged herself to run from John O’Groats to Land’s End, ‘the JOGLE’, a distance of 875 miles. Overcoming extreme weather and injury, she found herself re-framing her expectations on the run.

Completing the JOGLE in 18 days, 10 hours and 3 minutes, at the age of 60, Angela set a new Guinness World Record as the Oldest female to do so.

‘You’re never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream’

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2019 JOGLE Posts

Day 19
A Fantastic End To An Unbelievable 19 Days – What An Achievement Okay – the figures first. The last day saw 30.83 miles …
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Angela has done it!
Stop the clock! Angela has done it! 18 days, 10 hours, 3 minutes.
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Day 18
Despite Atrocious Weather, Angela Defeated Bodmin And Is On Target For LE Today Yes, against torrential showers and headwinds, so strong they stopped …
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Day 17
Things Just Get Tougher But Now In Cornwall Angela had a long day in a lot of pain with the toe still infected, …
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More JOGLE posts

My Small Steps

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A river cuts through rock, not because of its power but because of its persistence