Sandra and Richard Brown are the top husband and wife ultra pair in the UK on the basis of their achievements and how long they have been competing. They have been active for nearly 40 years and are still setting records.

Sandra has completed over 204 events of 100 miles or above..... 


Husband Richard was persuaded by Sandra to enter ultra events and now has many UK records

Richard and Sandra put back into the sport some of the pleasure and experience they have gained over the years and Richard managed the UK 24 hour running squads for 10 years – taking the men’s team to the World Championship title in 2015.

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Podcast and Stories – Davy Crockett

"The World’s Greatest

Sandra Brown is the world’s greatest woman ultra-distance walker ever, but she was also a world-class ultrarunner and still is for her age-group. In 2018 she was 69 years old and completed eleven 100-milers that year, including some sub-24-hour 100-milers.

Also missing from the original 100×100 list was Sandra’s husband, world-class runner and walker Richard Brown, who delights in being overshadowed at times by Sandra’s accomplishments. They are inseparable and have been married for nearly 50 years. By the end of 2018 Richard had finished 132+ 100+ mile events."


Because they love the countryside and especially the wonderful landscapes and heritage of their home county of Dorset, both Sandra and Richard are passionate about securing National Park status for their area. Dorset was proposed as a possible National Park along with others that went ahead (such as the Lake District, Peak District and Dartmoor) but Dorset missed out. So it is time Dorset was recognised and its special landscapes conserved and enhanced for this and future generations.

You can follow the progress of this campaign at



Music has always been an inspiration, and so it is not surprising that Richard has been a Trustee of various music groups and remains a Trustee of the Purbeck Art Weeks (PAW) Festival in Dorset. Sandra also assists at the wide range of events on offer. Both have just about mastered the art of listening to music on their i-pads while on the move!

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