Artist / IllustratorUnited Kingdom
We are excited to welcome Jo Scott back to her fifth RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon. Jo also has lots of experience providing support for runners in other ultramarathons too - usually in colder and wetter conditions in the north of England. Jo is a full-time artist and illustrator who used to work with software providers for the arts and sporting industries, managing customers as diverse as the Tate Galleries and Silverstone Race Circuit. She has herself competed in triathlons and running events, and is a long-distance hiker. Jo designed the special poster given to finishers of the 4 Deserts Grand Slam (Plus).
Executive AssistantUnited Kingdom
Operations ManagerUnited States, Resident in Nepal
4 Deserts Club member Jacqueline Eastridge returns to the volunteer team for Gobi March (Mongolia) 2023. Jacqueline is not only an impressive careerwoman and a successful endurance athlete but she most recently was Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia followed by a teaching stint at an international school also in Mongolia. In addition to completing the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series, Jacqueline has finished RacingThePlanet: Iceland 2013, Primal Quest Race and the Trans Alpine Run as well as high altitude climbs in Switzerland, France and Germany and a 16-mile swim in Tampa Bay, Florida. She was a member of the Team USA Dragonboat Team which competed in the World Championships in Shanghai, China; Berlin, Germany; Sydney, Australia; and Szigid, Hungary. Fluent in English and German and adept at working in international locations and under pressure, Jacqueline will no doubt be a valuable team member this year assisting with operations at the Gobi March.
Just graduated :)Belgium
Not working nowRussian Federation, Resident in Singapore
Mariona TRIOLA VILLAMBROSA
Iryna ZHAYVORONOK SOFILKANICH
LawyerUkraine, Resident in Spain
IrynaZhayvoronok Sofilkanich is from Ukraine but has lived in Spain for more than 20 years and currently lives in Tenerife having grown up between Poland, Argentina and Barcelona. She loves travelling around the word which she has done since she was a child and speaks 8(!) languages including English, Spanish, French and Italian very well - saying she is happy to learn a new one if needed! The 20-Year Race (Jordan) 2023 is Iryna's first experience of a RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts ultramarathon - her "very sporty" husband is racing for the first time and is so excited for the race that Iryna wanted to join him and other friends who are competitors. She is a fast earner, easy going, first-aid qualified and will be a great help at the race.