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What’s it like to do the Red Bull ski jump run?

“OMG we’ve GOT to do this!” I enthused, simultaneously holding a glass of wine and shoving the screen of my phone in my husband’s direction. I’d just shown Andrew this … the Red Bull 400. It may “only” be 400-metres, but the Red Bull 400 involves running UP a ski jump. Yes, you read that […]

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Summer 2015: 40 for 40, meeting fellow traveloholics, and running for charity …

Summer, summer, summer. Oh how I love you. Eating ice-cream, playing tennis, hanging out with friends, walking on the hills, sitting in a beer garden in the sun. For me, this summer will feature all the above and more. I’ll hit the big four uh-oh, seek to connect with some local traveloholics, and will pound the streets of […]

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The time I gave directions to Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the world’s greatest living explorer

… and how his current Saharan fundraising adventures for Marie Curie are an inspiration. “How do I get from Stansted into central London?” Sir Ranulph Fiennes asked me in an 11pm phone call, after I’d spoken with a colleague to confirm his flight. On travel-mode auto-pilot, I instantly replied: “You catch the Stansted Express train […]

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