Trails and Tribulations: Celebrating Susie Chan’s Remarkable Journey

Last Updated: December 20, 2023By Tags: , ,

From Museum Curator to Ultramarathon Icon to Badass Author

Trails and Tribulations: The Running Adventures of Susie Chan” is not just a book; it’s a profound testament to the incredible life of an inspiring figure. At The Clip Out, we’ve been eagerly anticipating this release, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see it come to life. Susie Chan’s story is one of extraordinary transformation. Starting her journey in her late thirties as a museum curator and single mother, she redefined her life through running, evolving into a celebrated ultramarathoner and a beloved Peloton instructor. Set for release on June 6 in the UK and August 6 in the US, this eagerly awaited book, currently available for pre-order, offers a captivating look into Chan’s inspiring tale of transformation and tenacity. It’s a narrative that chronicles her remarkable transition from her role as an Exhibitions Coordinator for UCL Museums and Public Engagement to becoming a running legend and a source of motivation for many.

The Pivotal Shift: A Late Start to a Legendary Running Career

Chan’s foray into running was initially a means to support her weight loss goals. However, as she began to build her endurance and explore the world of ultra-running, she discovered a deep-seated passion for the sport. This passion led her to accomplish feats like completing the Marathon Des Sables multiple times and the 230km Jungle Ultra Marathon in the Amazon​​​​.

Breaking Records and Inspiring on Instagram

Not only has Chan set world records, including the furthest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours (68.54 miles), but she has also made a significant impact as a Peloton instructor. With over 70.4K followers on Instagram, Runner’s World UK has named her as the number one runner to follow. Chan’s story is a source of unlimited inspiration, showcasing that with hard work, dedication, and a never-give-up attitude, anyone can achieve their dreams​​​​.

Conquering the Badwater Ultra Cup

In an extraordinary feat, Chan became the first-ever European female to conquer all three legendary Badwater events in a single year, as reported by The Clip Out blog. This includes the Badwater Cape Fear, Salton Sea, and the grueling Badwater 135 in Death Valley. Her achievement in these challenging ultramarathons is a testament to her resilience and tenacity as a runner​​.

A Journey of Determination and Passion

“Trails and Tribulations” promises to be an enthralling read, intertwining Susie Chan’s Peloton journey, her record-breaking achievements, and her journey from a museum curator to a running legend. Her story is an embodiment of the power of human endurance and a reminder that it’s never too late to start your journey towards achieving your dreams.

Tune in to The Clip Out every Friday to hear Tom and Crystal’s take on this and other hot Pelotopics. We’re available on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsiHeartTuneIn. Be sure and follow us so you never miss an episode. You can also find the show online on While you’re there, like the page and join the group. Lastly, find us on our YouTube channel,, where you can watch all of our shows.

See something in the Peloton Universe that you think we should know? Visit and click on Submit a Tip!