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still running to everest?

On Dec 30th, 2016

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the question I get asked the most is am I going to complete my run? the short answer is yes. the real question is when? which is the difficult one. I have fully committed to what I set out to do. I have to finish. In my mind there is no choice, it just is. […]

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What has been learned from the first half of this epic run?

On Nov 8th, 2016

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Other than 3,423 miles of tarmac gives you sore feet… I am greatly humbled to have been allowed to get as far as I did. Once the dust had settled on the initial frustration. After I had dealt with all the angry emotions and I got stuck into the big idea to help me carry […]

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the greatest lesson for the world today?

On Sep 20th, 2016

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If I was forced to choose what was the most significant thing that I have learned from observing the many people I have met and spent time with over the last few years it would be quite simply that… ‘We have more in common than we have differences’. People the world over are so similar, […]

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what has been achieved on the journey so far…

On Aug 11th, 2016

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Fundraising: The plan, was to start fundraising in earnest nearer the end of the trip, as the end point was a two months away. This plan still stands. Funds raised for Alzheimer’s Society. Every penny went directly via the JustGiving.com website £540.00 of the £80,000 from 21 supporters by October 2014. Thank you to everyone […]

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The time traveller

On Nov 2nd, 2014

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For he who has travelled returns eyes wide open, faraway and longing for those heart felt days. Where tears are spiked with vodka and the tarmac blisters your feet. There is no going back, save for the man with deep pockets. Only travel stops the time where it is left in the mind. The fleeting […]

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So yep I have stopped my run. For now.

On Oct 29th, 2014

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So yep I have stopped my run for now. Disappointing for all. Yep. I will continue as soon as possible, but realistically now, that will be months. Putting things into perspective there are some big lessons to be learnt at the moment from the world… and I will not stop. Yep there are many reasons […]

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The Magic that is the Road of Many Colours

On Jun 9th, 2014

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There was definitely something at the start and for a great deal of the time whilst bashing away the first ten months of The Road of Many Colours where an undefinable quality was always present. Day and night it was present when problems presented and they were easily solved. This feeling was quite unlike anything […]

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Avoiding personal distortion

On Nov 19th, 2013

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Reviewing my personal critical factors for this trips success. These are listed below, I believed from the outset, my personal challenges or… to put it another way. Here are a few quite obvious notes and a few sweeping generalisations to make sure I successfully complete this trip that I have put into an idiot checklist for […]

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Day One

On Jul 31st, 2013

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Day One of The Road of Many Colours from Hammer Design on Vimeo.

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Dr Running – Meet Stuart Hale of Accelerate

On May 3rd, 2013

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Stuart very kindly spent the best part of Friday afternoon coaching me rather than more important things, like running his business or himself. These are officially called Clinic sessions – but they are so much more than that. Boy, I learned loads. Mr Hale IS Dr Running, rammed to the ‘quadriceps femoris’ with amazing coaching […]

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