Emma Timmis

   🇬🇧 UK • Running 

World Record Endurance Runner

"Do it for the fun, it doesn't matter if you can first or 100th"

Emma Timmis is a British long-distance runner living in New Zealand. Her endurance adventures took her to many places around the world and holds several world records. Aside from endurance running and adventures Emma works as an artist and also wrote children books.

🎨 Emma's main profession is being an artist

🏆 Holds 3 Guinness World Records

48h Treadmill Word Record

New Zealand 🇳🇿
Jul 2023
Breaking the World Record for running 48h on a treadmill: 340km

World Record Running New Zealand

New Zealand 🇳🇿
Dec 2021 - Jan 2022
Running to Stirling Point, Bluff from Cape Reinga. The exact record is set at 20 days, 17 hours, 15 minutes and 57 seconds, running just under 2,100 km.

Emma Timmis Run NZ

Emma Timmis Run NZ

24h Run for Charity

New Zealand 🇳🇿
Apr 2021
In the 24 hours of running covering 183.33km, raising funds for "youthline"

Crossing Australia on a Elliptical Stand-Up Bike

Australia 🇦🇺
Aug. 2017 - Nov. 2017
World Record for longest ride on an Elliptical Bike (ElliptiGo): 7952km across Australia.


Elliptigo World Record Emma Timmis

Elliptigo World Record Emma Timmis

Rollerskating across the Netherlands

The Netherlands 🇳🇱
May 2015
Rollerskating seven days and 210kms from Overdinkle to Ijmuiden

Solo 670km Australian Alpine Walkin Track

Australia 🇳🇵
Mar. 2016
24 days of hiking solo of the 670m Australian Alpine Walking Track.

Running 2400km Freedom Trail

Worldwide 🌎
First female to run the length of the 2400km Freedom Trail in South Africa, which spans from Durban to Cape town, approximately. It took 57 days.

Running Across Africa West to East

Namibia 🇳🇦
Aug 2014 - Dec 2024
Running 89 days and 3,974km from Atlantic Ocean at Henties Bay, Namibia to the Indian Ocean at Pemba in Mozambique

Running Across Africa Map Emma Timmis

Running Across Africa Map Emma Timmis

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Articles & Writing

Runners World (2023): New Zealand Athlete-Artist Breaks Record for Longest Distance Run on a Treadmill in 48 Hours. Read
The Independent (2022):
British woman runs length of New Zealand setting world record. Read
BBC (2022): Derby woman completes bid to run length of New Zealand. Read


Art of Adventuring (2023): Emma Timmis - From anxiety to breaking world records on a treadmill. Listen
Dirt Church Radio (2022): Emma Timmis. Listen
Crush the Cargill (2023): Emma Timmis - Pushing the Boundaries Listen

Film & TV

Stuff.co.nz: Emma Timmis smashes world record for running length of New Zealand. See
Emma Timmis: Walking Australian Alpine Track. See