• I have been featured in FT Weekend today

    April 11, 2020

    I have been featured in FT Weekend today amid advice for the legal profession re coping with stresses of lockdown. Proud to be included.Financial Times


  • So far, from Brighton to Berlin

    March 18, 2019

    I have so far run from Brighton to Berlin, and my next leg to Kathmandu way up in the Nepalese Himalayas will be to raise much-needed funds for Phase Worldwide via Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, and Nepal- another 6,000 miles to add to my total run of some 25,000 miles […]


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Global Adventurer Rosie Swale Pope is recognised as one of the world’s most courageous, gutsy women of her generation. She is the only person in world history, man or woman, to have undertaken an epic solo, unsupported run around our world at the age of 65- over 20,000 miles facing extreme danger, bitter Siberian winters, wolves, axmen and desolate loneliness over nearly five years. Her international best-seller book ‘JUST A LITTLE RUN AROUND THE WORLD’ is Rosie’s understated yet gripping heart-rending account of the resilience of the human spirit to passionately take hold of a noble dream, then triumph over every adversity in life, including the death of the love of her life to make it a reality.

Rosie is also an exceptional storyteller and inspiring corporate motivational speaker whose messages are full of the inspiring life-enriching lessons we all need to hear in these challenging, uncertain times.

‘Rosie’s stories and achievements are truly immense and will inspire any audience to do great things. A definite must have speaker at any conference.’
Rob Chaplin
BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines

‘Rosie inspired the 420 Unilever Global Leaders with her extraordinary story and great courage, sharing with us valuable lessons drawn from her experiences, and many have risen to her challenge.’
Unilever Annual Global Leadership Conference

Twickenham, UK
‘It was definitely right to ask you to contribute last, because I don’t think that any of us, despite our best efforts, could have possibly followed you!’ Dr Kate Miller, University of Oxford

‘Thank you so much for speaking, it ended the day exactly as I wanted it! My colleagues didn’t stop talking about you and your adventures all night, and then continued again this morning. Your love of life and your never give up attitude was just perfect!
Stuart Johnson, National Association of Head Teachers

Rosie’s many other significant achievements besides running solo around the world include:-
Riding over 1,400 miles on horseback across South America, from the Atacama desert to Patagonia.

Setting a record on solo trans Atlantic voyage in a small 17 foot sailing boat

27 marathons in 27 days across the UK

Running solo and unsupported across Romania, from the Hungarian border to the Black Sea

Running solo and unsupported through war-torn areas of Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro

Undertaking a jungle exploration by boat and on horseback of the Ancient Maya Kingdom in

Central America

Running 1,000 miles solo and unsupported across Iceland north to south, through its lava deserts.

Undertaking a return voyage to Australia and back via Cape Horn

Twice completing ‘The Toughest Foot Race on Earth’ (150 miles across the Sahara Desert)

Running solo and self supported from East to West across Cuba

Completing numerous world renowned marathons, from the New York and Reykjavik marathons to the famous Comrades double marathon and the Swiss Alpine Marathon.

Running solo and unsupported over 4,000 miles across North America from New York to Los Angeles at the age of 71, pulling her 250 LB cart behind her.

Rosie Swale Pope, 91 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2NW
Tel +44 (0) 742 8123 490 Email


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