Gormley has run nearly 500 miles since 2012 and she isn't stopping until she
completely circumnavigates the globe for a cause close to her heart.
30 year old Irish native started her global trek in Cambodia on December 2012
with a two-fold mission. She hopes to inspire other couch potatoes to get up
and start running and she also hopes to raise funds and awareness for Schools
for Cambodian Children (SCC), a UK non-profit that works to promote education
want to raise money for a worthwhile charity, while also experiencing a once in
a lifetime adventure," said Arlene. She has so far ran in Cambodia,
Northern Ireland and London and the next race will be the inaugural Angkor Wat
full marathon on 17th August 2014. After that her next stop is USA
as Arlene will be living in Boston as an international student studying
Sustainable International Development.
has faced a number of challenges along the way, including enduring 140-degree
temperatures this summer and fracturing a bone in her foot in 2013. But she is
confident the rest of the journey will go much more smoothly.
feel very lucky to be able to run around the world while generating awareness,
and more importantly, funds, for the charity 'Schools for Children of Cambodia.
It is a wonderful cause and I am very passionate about inclusive education for
all children living in poverty in Cambodia."