One of the things that will keep me going when I’m tired, jet lagged or cold is knowing that this challenge is much more than a bloke with a big nose running in different parts of the world.
The more important bit is to get AT LEAST 5,000 people to take part in RunTheWorld – walking, cycling or running at least 5 km per day for a week with the fantastic 5×50.co.uk (with brilliant prizes to be had) or challenge yourself to a whole year with 30 minutes of physical activity every day for a year.
But this is a team effort! Please spread the word, sign-up yourself, and help a friend or a relative by getting them active. Please also watch this video about the best thing you can do for your health.
I’ll compete in the Ice Marathon in Antarctica and then try to run at least 50 km on each of the world’s 7 continents on consecutive days. Having been to The North Pole Marathon this year – I can’t wait to test myself in the freezer again prior to RunTheWorld – a novel way of getting home.
The contrasts of the cold of Antarctica, the heat of the desert, and the buzz of big cities will add to the excitement, but knowing 5000+ people are taking part with me will make all the difference. I’ll travel economy, Carbon offset and it’ll be a significant logistical and athletic challenge. Antarctic weather is ropey so it might start a few days late due to frequent flight delays.