GLOBAL adventurer and author Rosie Swale-Pope MBE was spotted in Gunnislake on Saturday during her charity run from Lands End to John O’Groats.

Coronavirus may have stopped the 73-year-old Rosie mid-way through her Brighton to Kathmandu challenge raising awareness and funds for PHASE Worldwide’s work in Nepal but the woman who ran around the world from 2003-2008 is just fitting in ‘a small run’ while she is waiting for everything to return to normal.

Rosie is recognised as one of the world’s most couragoeus, gutsy women of her generation. She is the only person in history to have undertaken an epic solo, unsupported run around the world, facing extreme danger, bitter Siberian winters, wolves, axe men and desolate loneliness.

This 20,000 mile adventure which she undertook at the age of 57 following the death of her husband Clive from prostate cancer raised £250,000 for a charity that supports orphaned children in Russia and highlighted the importance of the early diagnoses of prostate cancer

Her international bestselling book Just a little Run Around the World is Rosie’s understated, yet gripping account of the resilience of the human spirit to triumph over every adversity.

Rosie, who runs with a trailer containing her bed and all her supplies, is currently raising money for KickCancer.

She said she was delighted to run through Cornwall and Devon and was discovering new places and making new friends along the way.

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