amy hughesI am a runner, adventurer, personal trainer and nutrition coach. Last year I raised over £53,000 for the Isabelle Lottie Foundation by running 53 marathons in 53 consecutive days, a world record for both women and men. The previous record for women was 17. This incredible achievement led to securing the no. 27 spot in the Telegraph’s Top 100 Britons of 2014. I also made the Runner’s World Top 5 Running Heroes of 2014 and picked up ‘Running Moment of the Year’ at the prestigious Running Awards.

As a Dame Kelly Holmes Trust athlete, I am dedicated to inspiring other young people, girls and women in particular, to keep fit and healthy. Unbelievably, just 6 years ago, I had never run a marathon before. After successfully completing her 53 challenge, in April 2015 I ran 250 miles in one week from her home town of Oswestry to London, so I could help Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell to run her own first London Marathon.

Originally hailing from West Felton, Shropshire, I now live in Wilmslow, Cheshire, where I run my own private personal training business. My partner and I are currently in the process of setting up our own charity ‘The 53 Foundation’ with the aim of helping disabled people to become more active.