Fiona trains nearly every day.

Typically she will either run 20 miles or do a focused speed session on the treadmill

Fiona posts her sessions on her Facebook page.

It is an act of incredible self discipline that Fiona is able to fit her training in at all, as the work at the animal sanctuary which she does alone in the week, is absolutely colossal.

There are six separate sanctuary sites with over 90 horses, many of whom are stabled and need mucking out on a daily basis.

The “morning” jobs can take until lunchtime (Fiona rises very early) and her training is completed at this point. Then instead of a rest she has to get back out to start the evening jobs – essentially a repeat of the morning jobs !

Fiona’s partner Martin covers the animal work whilst she competes in a race or goes away to talk at an event or festival.