vegan runner Fiona Oakes completes Sahara Desert marathon!

Posted on April 30, 2012


Today (30th April), a news item was posted on the web-site of the Essex County Standard titled ‘Asheldham: Runner becomes first vegan to finish gruelling desert marathon’.

‘… A DENGIE [in Essex] runner has made history by becoming the first vegan to ever complete an epic 151 mile race across the Sahara desert.

Fiona Oakes, 42, of Tillingham Road, Asheldham, finished the eleven day Marathon des Sables, in Morocco – running more than a marathon every 24 hours.

In completing the challenge, which is widely regarded as the toughest foot race in the world, Miss Oakes, who owns and runs Tower Hill Stables, in Asheldham, also joined just a handful of women who have managed to do so ..’

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Apparently the full article will be published in the Essex County Standard newspaper on the 5th May.

Congratulations to Fiona Oakes!


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