CHARITABLE INITIATIVE 2019

Sally Orange

Inspired by her surname, Sally completed her first marathon dressed as an orange, in a bid to show that sport and exercise doesn’t have to be about being the fastest or the fittest, but is about having fun, making others smile and has raised over £30,000 for charity in the process. She has completed 45 marathons (including one on every continent) dressed as different pieces of fruit and has a Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon dressed as a piece of fruit (as well as another for running as a nut!)

Sally’s zest for life is not confined to running and she has been known to stay fresh by climbing Kilimanjaro…dressed as a bunch of grapes, complete Ironman triathlons…dressed as an apple, and ran and cycled 100 miles across a frozen lake in Mongolia in temperatures as low as -50….dressed as a chilli pepper. She has also ran as a banana in Afghanistan and a pear in Antarctica.

She has a strong desire to help others achieve their own goals, however big or small, and is more than simply a participant. Sally has now taken to applying her talents to mentoring, educating and organising, bringing inspiration to a variety of audiences and has also started a series of events aimed at children. These interactive workshops promote health and wellbeing through physical activity and healthy eating, dispelling myths on mental health and engender confidence, by telling her own story with honesty, humility and humour.