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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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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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To cycle or on foot?

On Sep 13th, 2014

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An age old dilemma for the seasoned traveller. How slow do you go? For me it was a no brainer, or a part brainer to be precise, as I managed to damage some of the other half in my motorbike accident May 2012. On foot was the only option. No sense of balance was going […]

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Macedonia to Greece

On Mar 1st, 2014

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As we enter the 10th country Greece on the Road of Many Colours this week there are some serious miles to be done. More running action and less photographs this week. Macedonia   Greece

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Wk 27 – Albania to Macedonia

On Feb 12th, 2014

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Follow the story live by liking the new Facebook page – The Road of Many Smiles. Si adds A picture a day via Instagram pictures, comments and Tweets to this new facebook page when he gets WiFi, which might not be for much longer now… the Road of Many Smiles You may need to hover […]

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An extraordinary week of characters and contrasts…

On Feb 3rd, 2014

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Wk 26 – Cetinje, Montenegro to Lezke, Albania. A week of extraordinary characters and contrasting cultures as my camera gets as tired as my feet… and finally the rubbish weather turns sunnier.                                 Albania             […]

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Dubrovnik to Cetinje… and it’s all change

On Jan 21st, 2014

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Chapter 4 : The Dubrovnik to Istanbul leg – starts. Week 25 – Storming into the unknown, widely differing cultures, countries and company with a new vigour. That’s Croatia to Montenegro and later onwards to Albania to Macedonia to Greece to Turkey in 6 weeks… here we go!

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