I like Pippa Middleton! She was stunning during her sister Kate’s wedding to Prince William and her elegance also showed in her figure… slender and sexy. She’s about 5’9″ and looks athletic so the question pops in my conscience–does she run?
So what do i know? Turns out that her Royal Hotness is a runner, a triathlete in fact and has competed in various triathlons and duathlons in the past.
Her latest caper was competing in the Highland Cross Challenge last June 18, 2011, running and cycling a gruelling 50 miles coast to coast through some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery.
The Highland Cross is a 50-mile duathlon (a 20-mile run, 30 miles on bike) traversing the spectacular Scottish Highlands coast to coast, west to east from Kintail through Glen Affric and Strathglass to Beauly.
Tired but ever smiling, she finished the backbreaking event in Beauly, ten miles from Inverness on the east coast, at 4.08pm in a respectable five hours, eight minutes. She finished in the top 15 ladies out of 160 female competitors.
She said that it was one of the toughest things she has done and is really pleased to have finished. The race was won by Rob Brooks in 3:39:29
The record for the event is three hours and 13 minutes and has not been broken since 1993.
Reportedly, she has ran a lot of races in the middle distances, and attended Marlborough College in a sports scholarship.
Earlier this year, she also completed a triathlon at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. So move over, Noelle and make way for Pippay Runner!:-)
Photos by Ikon Pictures