I am Gilly, 46 and live just outside Edinburgh. I am mum to 3 children and married to Alan who is being roped in as my support crew for the race.
I ran the Fling relay in 2013 and loved it and thought all the Ultra runners were incredible, when our team did not make it through the ballot in 2015 I knew it was a sign to enter the full thing and I have been lucky enough to run the Fling every year since. I have managed to clock up quite a few now and was trying to work my way through all the SUMS events and managed to tick off 6 of them, some more than once, but I will need to come up with a new challenge now.
Why the WHW?
I have been aware of the WHW race for a long time and when I first heard about it I never dreamed that I would be able to compete myself. I have crewed and volunteered at the race for the last couple of years now and feel very lucky to be on the start list for this years race.
Aim for the race?
Get to the finish line, in one piece and still smiling and hopefully in time to get a shower and breakfast before the award ceremony starts.