Bird Emma

Bird Emma
  • Full Name: Bird Emma
  • ID: 5478
  • Sex: Female
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1974-05-01
Mini CV
TP100. 2018 22.25
Tooting 24. 2019 195km
Sdwns100. 2021 21.18

I started running 9 years ago. Being a complete novice I reached out to my local running club, after booking my first marathon on the Southdowns way.

Little did I know at the time, this group had a special interest in running long. Having watched them for years, achieve the impossible, I never ever dreamed I would be in this position.

I have been watching this race for so long, everything about it scares me, which is exactly why I can’t wait to line up
I am also blessed to be lining up with some of my group friends.
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Described as the world's most grueling race, the Spartathlon runs over rough tracks and muddy paths (often it rains during the race), crosses vineyards and olive groves, climbs steep hillsides and, most challenging of all, takes the runners on the 1,200 meter ascent and descent of Mount Parthenio in the dead of night.
This is the mountain, covered with rocks and bushes, on which it is said Pheidippides met the god Pan.

Spartathlon is the event that brings this deed to attention today by drawing a legend out of the depths of history. The idea for its creation is belongs to John Foden, a British RAF Wing Commander. As a lover of Greece and student of ancient Greek history, Foden stopped his reading of Herodotus' narration regarding Pheidippides, puzzled and wondering if a modern man could cover the distance from Athens to Sparta, i.e. 250 kms, within 36 hours.