"Although we'd never done a race before, I begged my friends to enter (the Mont Blanc Marathon) as it sounded awesome!"
Jenn Gaskell combines her burgeoning career as a mathematical physicist with her love of running, climbing and adventure. For several years she has been busy working to complete her mathematical physics PhD, at the University of Nottingham, whilst quietly nurturing an impressive back catalogue of ultra races across Europe.
Jen’s adventurous and spontaneous nature saw her enter her first race, a mountain marathon in Chamonix with over 2500m of ascent, on a whim as she happened to be in the area on a mountaineering trip and decided to give it a go. The gamble paid off as Jenn now regularly competes on the British and European ultra-trail running scene as well as seeking out any far flung adventure.
Hornindal Rundt, 38km, Norway
Xreid Senja, 122km, Norway, 1st Solo Female
Dragon's Back, 300km, UK
Wales Xreid Hardangervidda, 130km, Norway, 3rd Female
Xreid Hardangervidda, 123km, Norway, 1st Female
Challenge Roth, iron-distance triathlon, Germany
Itera Expedition Race (World Adventure Racing Series), 660km, Wales, 13th
Tor des Geants, 330km, Italy, 1st Female Senior One, 6th Female, 88th Overall
Xreid Hardangervidda, 160km, Norway, 1st Female, 9th Overall
Endure 24, 100miles, UK, 2nd Female
Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, 168km, France/Italy/Switzerland
CCC(UTMB), 100km, France/Italy/Switzerland Carrera Sierra de Chiva, 68km, Spain
Mont Blanc Marathon, France, 2nd Female Espoir
Mont Blanc Marathon, France, 1st Female Espoir
3x Isle of Jura Fell Race, The Fellsman, Haworth Hobble, Calderdale Hike, Round Rotherham, Dorset Doddle