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18 September, 2022


I am off to Greenland to run as fast as I can.........

Whahoo! Nicky is off on her next adventure - it's very big, it's very scary, super remote and absolutely freezing! She is heading back to the Arctic Circle to raise much need funds for two very special charities. This time, she is going even further north towards to the actual North Pole!

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On October 30th 2022 I will travelling to Greenland to take part in "The Coolest Half Marathon on Earth". It is a huge undertaking and completely out of my comfort zone, I have been dreaming about it for 4 years, planning for over a year and my relentless training has already started. I am not a natural runner so it all feels like hard work at the moment (In the really full on weeks I expect to have a few nanna naps!) 

Money raised will be divided between two charities Safe in Sussex and Chestnut Tree House.

Here is a little summary! This list is only appearing here, as it's too daunting a prospect to spread it about where I could catch a glimpse of it and scare myself half to death! Take a look...

Greenland Mission:


Half Marathon: 13. 3 miles in the ice and snow


Location Greenland - 67°00′31″N 50°41′21″W - remote and furthest North I've ever been.


Course Type: Difficult - we all need to run in spikes - Arctic Tundra, Greenland Glacier and the occasional crevasse! We will be watching out for Polar bears.


Average Temperature: minus 16 degrees. MINUS 16 DEGREES!!! - with windchill it will be even colder.


Shift 14 lbs. I'm a stone too heavy and need to look after my dodgy knees.


Race must be completed in 4 hours so I really need to work on my pace. If any runners are still out on the course after this time they scoop you up on a snowmobile.


Official Training started: July 6th. A 16 weeks training programme is in full swing. I am on week 11 - only 5 weeks to go and the nerves are kicking in.


Training programme includes: 70 training sessions which include 265 miles in training runs, plus 16 sessions in the gym. Plus lots of sleep and lots of food! This was me at The University of Brighton doing my lactate threshold test, so I can work out my optimal running pace! My aim is slow and steady.

Lactate Threshold Testing
Keep Running Nicky- 

It looks brutal but I know I will be crossing the finish line, a weeping mess or whooping with joy - only time will tell!
This is one almighty mission and I am super excited and super terrified in equal measures.

I will give you an update just before I go and let you know how my training goes next week in the Environmental Chamber at the University of Brighton - think massive fridge at minus 20 and me running as fast as I can on a treadmill to keep warm!

Over and Out 

Lots of Love #PinkNicky

One Epic Misson
One Epic Adventure and One Nervous Lady!

Far north

Nicky Chisholm

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My very first adventure was on a Tall Ship called The Sir Winston Churchill when I had just turned 18.

I have loved adventures ever since. Although I still get seasick 30 years on!

I would describe myself as an everyday adventurer. I try and squeeze adventure into my every day from walks, swims and runs to film, podcasts and books. I am always on the look out for communities to connect with and adventures to be found.

I have just hit 50 and my adventure journey has changed so many times over the years, from a 20-year-old canoeing and sailing instructor, to a Mum with young children teaching them to embrace the outdoors through camping, building dens and cooking on open fires, to a mum of young teens when we surfed, coast steered, climbed Ben Nevis and swam in the North Sea!

My boys are in their late teens now and are slowly flying the nest, it is here I find myself now, ready to embrace the next stage of my adventure journey.

Embracing my new found freedom and loving being outside, I am ready to do some exploring!

My adventure journey has included Moonwalks, marathon walks along Hadrians Wall and the South Coast, firewalks, abseiling down castles, coast steering, a cross country ski marathon in the Arctic Circle, a wing walk and training in an Environmental Cold Chamber at the University of Sussex at minus 20!

I have just come back from running a 1/2 marathon in Greenland - the biggest and most extreme event I have ever taken part in. This Arctic adventure has definitely left me with a fire in soul for more adventures.

This year I am off trekking in Peru, visiting the Amazon Rainforest, hiking around the Isle of Wight and organising a mega sea swim for over 500 "mermaids" to celebrate International Women's Day.

When I am not on an adventure I am working with my beautiful VW Camper Van called Daisy on photo shoots - if you want you or your business to stand out from the crowd then its time to book a branding shoot with Daisy.

See what DaisyVW has been up to

Photo Shoot Dates: Private shoots also available on request

Check out The Big Mermaid Dip for International Women's Day in Brighton - March 11th - Watch out for March 2024 Dates

Happy Adventuring

Nicky Chisholm aka #PinkNicky

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