On 16th July, Carla Molinaro will attempt to break the ladies Guinness World Record for running the length of Great Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG). The traditional LEJOG distance is 874miles and the current ladies World Record is 12 days, 11 hours, 6 minutes and 7 seconds.
Carla is a Great British ultra-runner that has taken part in triathlons, ultra-marathons and multiday running projects for over 15 years. Her endeavours have seen her run around Mont Blanc and from Cape Town to Comrades, the world’s biggest and oldest ultra-marathon, where she placed 9th for a gold medal. Carla has also set a Fastest Known Time for The Great Ocean Run in Australia and represented Great Britain at the 100km World Championships in 2018. She now feels like it is time to take it to the next level and attempt the ladies LEJOG World Record.
HOKA ONE ONE has kindly sponsored Carla and she will be training and running in the Clifton 7 (worn below), Carbon X and Clifton Edge.
“When lockdown kicked in I started to run up and down my driveway, this made me start to daydream about going on a running adventure. LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) popped into my head and it stuck there so I started to plan to run the length of the UK and decided to try and break the World Record at the same time. As there are no races anytime soon it seems like the perfect time to combine a mega challenge with an adventure.
I am looking forward to seeing the whole country slowly. We are normally in a rush to get everywhere so to slow it down and see everything at 10km/h and power myself to Scotland on my own two feet is an exciting prospect. I am not looking forward to my feet swelling and the pain in my body that I am no doubt going to experience, from doing similar stuff in the past it is going to feel like I’ve been hit by a bus, but it will be worth it for the cake at the end (and along the way)! I am sure there are going to be loads of challenges along the way such as injury, fatigue, road works which could lead to a diversion and the midge’s in Scotland but I have prepared myself as best as I can and I have surrounded myself with an awesome team and I am sure together we can all overcome what is thrown at us.”