The Bolder Woman

Sharon Gayter – Running Her Life Her Way

Sharon Gayter, ultra-runner, record-breaker
Sharon Gayter

Ultra-Runner Sharon Gayter has carved her name into the history books time and time again stoking her ambitions for more world records


Presented by Chris Stafford

Podcast length: 42′ 58″

British Ultra-Runner Sharon Gayter has come a long way, quite literally, since enduring a difficult childhood that left her socially scarred and lacking confidence to take part in any sport.  Now at the age of 55 she has clocked up too many miles to count with record-breaking performances around world that have fueled her ambition for yet more milestones.  Sharon has gone from bus-driver to university lecturer turning her life around as her world has pivoted around her running career.  She has run over 1,500 races over 30,000 miles and represented her country at Ultra Marathons for 18 years but who’s counting.  Her world records include Land’s End to John O’Groats in England and Mizen Head to Malin Head in Ireland.  Sharon has set three world records at Teeside University running on the treadmill; her 833km in 7 days is still 6km ahead of the men in the 2018 Guinness World Records book. In January 2018 she completed 10 marathons in 10 days on a treadmill and we will hear about her plans this year to break more world records.

Visit Sharon’s website here


Sharon Gayter_in the moors [Dave Robinson]

Sharon Gayter_heat run



Sharon Gayter_Commonwealth gold [Dave Woodhead ]




Photos: Sharon Gayter [Dave Robinson, Dave Woodhead]
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