Sally Orange is an endurance runner, adventurer & mental health campaigner.
She is the only person on the planet to complete a marathon on every continent in fancy dress (as different pieces of fruit!), which gives you a flavour of her colourful personality.
She holds multiple Guinness world records and world firsts, has run over 70 marathons, completed 8 full Ironman triathlons and has completed 22 years’ exemplary service in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Physiotherapy Officer. This included an operational tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Sally captained the first British female team to complete the relentless Race Across America, the worlds toughest cycle race and has also ran the toughest footrace on earth, the Marathon des Sables. Add cycling the length of New Zealand, swimming the English Channel relay, climbing several 6000m+ mountains in Nepal and Bolivia and skiing 250km across the largest plateau in the Arctic circle and you will gain an understanding of her zest for life!
Having faced her own challenges with severe depression and chronic anxiety, Sally speaks openly in an attempt to remove the associated stigma. She encourages others to manage their own mental well being through healthy eating, physical activity and a positive mindset.
EXPERIENCED & ENGAGING SPEAKER WITH THE ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH ANY AUDIENCE
Sally has spoken at events across the world for business groups, charities, schools and corporate companies.
Each talk is tailored to its audience and contains a unique message which draws on experiences from her incredible life.
From serving on the frontline in Afghanistan to completing some of the toughest endurance races on the planet, Sally inspires all those that cross her path with her positive ‘can do’ attitude, infectious warm smile and an ability to engage children and adults of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.
“Sally is an enthusiastic, humorous, honest speaker. The tales of her wacky but tough adventures are filled with adventure, empathy and food for thought.”
Al Humphreys - Adventurer, Author and Motivational Speaker
"While our employees have been working from home, Sally Orange joined us on a video call to talk about her ultra-marathon running and ways of overcoming adversity.
We were fortunate to enjoy much more than a conversation; the interview became an open discussion about mental health and education. A topic that is vitally important, but is so often challenging to discuss.
What Sally has achieved is an inspiration to us all but I am sure the best is still yet to come. Sally is now a friend of Avanti and we will support her along the next chapter of her journey.”
Kyle Whitehill, CEO, Avanti Communications
"A fantastic speaker who’s motivation and energy enthralled and engaged all the students from beginning to end. They particularly enjoyed dressing up as different pieces of fruit! Highly recommend."
Head Teacher - Hanford School