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Global adventurer and author Rosie Swale Pope MBE, who ran 21,000 miles around the World, is taking on another challenge running from London to Yorkshire.

Rosie sets out

Despite recent serious knee surgery Rosie is running the journey of 200+ miles pulling her famous survival cart ‘Icebird’. Rosie decided to take on her 29-day challenge to raise money for PHASE Worldwide (of which we are proud to say, Rosie is patron), Macmillan, Emmaus and Naina’s Leg Fund.

Rosie and her trusty survival cart

‘‘I’m 67 now and my intention is to embrace every day and set myself more challenges. It’s time to do more not less.’’

Rosie set off from London on 16th April, and is stopping en route to meet people and deliver talks about her physical and emotional journeys throughout her lifetime, including coping with the tragic loss of her husband and her determination to accomplish so many personal challenges.

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Rosie says, “This run may well be my last. It all depends on how my knee holds up. Keep an eye out for me when I pass your town or city. I would love for you to say ‘hello’.’’

Rosie will end her run at the Yorkshire International Business Convention on 16th May 2014 where she is a key-note speaker.

Rosie navigates 'Icebird'

Rosie Swale Pope MBE is one of the world’s most courageous and gutsy women.  She is the only person in history to have undertaken an epic unsupported solo run around the world. Throughout her five-year challenge, which covered 21,000 miles and raised £250,000 for charity, she faced extreme danger, bitter Siberian winters, wolves, axe men and desolate loneliness. All of this is captured in her best-selling book ‘Just a Little Run Around the World’.

Rosie and 'Icebird' making their way to the road to begin her run

Rosie’s other adventures include sailing solo across the Atlantic in a 17 foot boat, completing 27 marathons in 27 days, setting a world record running across Nepal, travelling the 3,000 mile length of Chile on horseback and sailing around the world.

Despite recent knee surgery, Rosie is as determined

Rosie’s route can be accessed via www.rosieswalepope.co.uk or you can follow her progress on twitter @RosieSwalePope.

To sponsor Rosie on her Run visit www.virginmoneygiving.com and search for Rosie Swale Pope.

Rosie sets off for her first destination

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