In 2014, Emma Timmis became the first person in the world to run across Africa, completing the equivalent of 94 marathons in 89 days. It's just one of a series of incredible challenges and experiences Emma has embarked upon, from roller skating across Holland to riding an Elliptigo bike across Australia. As if that wasn't enough she's just finished writing and illustrating a children's book about her African adventure, entitled 'The Girl Who Ran Across Africa'. It's safe to say we had plenty to talk about...
Unveiling adventure athlete, artist and children' book author, Emma Timmis.Emma is this week's guest on the How Good Are Humans podcast. Emma has an awesome story, made up of many unexpected twists and turns. As an adventure athlete, Emma has completed a number of journeys that not only vary by location and discipline, but also by their levels of quirkiness. Included among them are two cross-continent runs in Africa, a roller skating journey in the Netherlands, and an ElliptiGo adventure across Australia. Her journeys typically go for months at a time, and she completes them not only for personal achievement, but also to raise awareness for charities and social causes along the way. After suffering an injurious setback, Emma has had to leverage different skills in order to exercise and satiate her ambitious psyche. As a talented artist, she has taken up the challenge of illustrating, authoring and starring in her own book for children; her goal is to inspire them to fulfil their potential and believe that they can chase after their dreams.Among these topics, we talk about the practical and logistical nature to her adventures, and she shares some funny anecdotes as we go. We also speak about how her injury has not only impeded her physically, but also impinged upon her mental wellbeing also.Emma is funny, energetic and thoughtful, and was a lot of fun to speak with. We hope you enjoy this episode!
Ep. 211: 2015 U.K. Adventurer of the Year - Emma Timmis
Adventure Sports Podcast
Emma Timmis is always on the move following her adventure dreams around the world. She won the United Kingdom's 2015 Adventurer of the Year for her 89-day, 2500 mile run across Africa from the Atlantic ocean east to the Indian ocean. She's on the show to tell about this and a few of her other adventures. www.emmatimmis.com Twitter: @runemma Facebook: www.facebook.com/Missemmatimmis Instagram: www.instagram.com/emma.timmis Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/adventure-sports-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Emma Timmis - talking about the Dolomites, the Australian Alpine Walking Track & our Hadrian’s Wall Adventure!
Tough Girl Podcast
Myself and Emma Timmis headed off to run Hadrian’s Wall at the end of August and I wanted to share more of the story with you. So whilst I was away I thought about what the best way to do this was. Although my interviews are very informal and relaxed they do take me a long time to edit. At the moment I don’t have the capacity to edit two full podcast episodes a week. So instead, as a compromise I thought I’d upload a raw, unedited conversation of what my previous guests have been up to since we last spoke. So in essence…..Tough Girl Extra is an extra podcast episode that will be happening on an adhoc basic, it’s going to be released on a Thursday #ToughGirlThursday at 7am UK time. This is a new style for me and I would love to get your feedback. Please do let me know what you think. You can either comment below, send me an e-mail (email@example.com) or send me a DM on twitter @_TOUGH_GIRL. I hope you enjoy! Shownotes What Tough Girl Extra is! Catching up with Emma Timmis & what’s she's been up to since we last spoke in August 2015 The costs of her three months Dolomites trip What the Australian Alpine Walking Track is and why she decided to do it Loneliness, hallucinating, and getting lost and seeing a side of Australia that she didn’t know existed Carrying half her body weight in her pack! Her 2 month adventure in Malawi Planning our Hadrian’s Wall trip & how it all came about Our training or lack of training for the challenge! Why you don’t necessarily need to do a huge amount of planning for challenges Having support verses doing independent challenges What we took! (You can also watch my packing video on Youtube) Deciding which way to run - East to West or West to East Starting at Wallsend on the west coast and why it was the best decision Day 1 memories! Camping at Robin Hood Inn for 2 nights for £5 per night! The tent getting flooded!! Day 2 challenges Navigation on Hadrian’s Wall Path Toilet talk!! What we forgot to take with us! Camping along the route or not? Day packs and what we carried while we ran including the spot tracker Answering questions from the Tribe Poles or no poles - that's the question! Emma’s next challenge! Watch our daily vlogs from our Hadrian’s Wall adventure on youtube Check out Emma’s Website Here To listen to the previous episode with Emma Timmis - CLICK HERE A massive thank you to everyone who has become a patron! You too can support the Tough Girl Podcast from $2 to $5 per month! CLICK HERE! Future Events! 7th October - Tough Girl Tribe Social, Bristol 8th October - Women in Adventure Expo, Bristol 22nd - 23rd October - Yestival (I'm going to be speaking!!! Come along and say hi!) Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!
Emma Timmis - National Adventurer of the Year 2015 for Running across Africa!
Tough Girl Podcast
Tough Girl Challenges is all about motivating and inspiring women and girls. In this episode I interview Emma Timmis who is a phenomenal endurance athlete. Emma has done some extreme adventures where she’s pushed her body and mind to her limits. Emma was the winner of the National Adventurer of the Year Award in 2015 where she was recognised for her achievement in physical endeavour by running across Africa! This journey took 89 days, starting at the Atlantic Ocean at Henries Bay in Namibia with her running all the way across to the Indian Ocean at Pemba in Mozambique a total distance of 3,974km. Emma has just made her way via bike from Manchester down to Dover, where she is catching the ferry over to France, she will then be cycling over to Italy to do a month of rock climbing before cycling home. We recorded this interview while she was waiting to board the ferry, so you’ll have to excuse the noises in the background! In this podcast, Emma talks about how she got a love for adventure and fitness from her family and how these big challenges came about, she talks about the training and the impact on her body and mind. She also provides advice and tips for those who are looking to get out of their comfort zone. Through her adventures, Emma has also raised a lot of money for two charities (RSPCA & The Seed Project) they are charities that are close to her heart and she explains how they have benefited from the money. It was clear from interviewing Emma that she’s a passionate believer in getting more women and girls to be active. It doesn’t have to be massive challenges, but they do have to be fun! Please see more about Emma by visiting her Website www.emmatimmis.com and she is also on Facebook and twitter @runemma. To keep up to date with Tough Girl Challenges, subscribe to the newsletter via the website www.toughgirlchallenges.com If you’ve enjoyed this podcast please take a few minutes to leave a review and share with your friends!
Emma Timmis ran across Africa, coast to coast, from Namibia to Mozambique. It was 89 days and nearly 4,000 km. Supported by a small crew, they called their expedition Head over Heels 2014 with the aim of raising money for several charities. Emma says it was the toughest thing she has done in her life, even tougher than becoming the first woman to run the 2400 km Freedom Trail in South Africa. You can learn more about the adventure and their fundraising efforts at headoverheels2014.com. Emma Timmis, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.