44 marathons across 44 European countries in 44 consecutive days

On April 1st 2017 I began the challenge of attempting to run a marathon within every country in Europe in consecutive days.

 In doing so I aim to raise some much needed money for two amazing mental health charities, Livability Holton Lee and MIND.

Through this challenge I also want to encourage others to be open about mental health and, if comfortable, share their own stories. It's a truly shocking and saddening statistic that the biggest killer of men and women my age is suicide. Surely that needs to change. 

  We all face our own issues but wouldn't it be great if everyone was able offer support instead of judgement, advice instead of avoidance, or simply a smile instead of a stare

Donate, reach out and help make a difference. 

 

Follow my progress here!

 

 
 
 

How you can help 

I'm completing this challenge to raise money for two incredible mental health charities. Please read about the invaluable work they do and, if you are able to, donate to these great causes. 

 
 
 

MIND

Mind won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect. They provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

 

Livability Holton Lee 

With a particular understanding of mental health and disability, Livability Holton Lee is a wellbeing discovery centre set in 350 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside. It is part of the national charity - Livability. From gardening therapy, arts and ceramics, bird watching, walking and accessible camping, visitors can benefit from an inclusive and supportive community. 

 

How to connect 

Connect with the challenge through social media to see how I'm getting on and how the challenge is raising awareness of mental health issues across the UK. Like, Comment, Post, Share and help raise some money! 

 

Facebook 

I'll be sharing regular posts during my training and the adventure itself. 

Twitter

Follow me to get updates on my progress during each day of the adventure and the money I've raised. 

Instagram

Mostly photos of me running. 

Thankyou

Thanks to everyone who has offered their support. Without it I wouldn't be able to even consider trying to attempt this sort of thing. A special mention to a few people and companies in particular.

 

carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse have been incredibly generous in sponsoring me. Without their support I wouldn't have the resources to attempt this challenge. As well as supporting me they do some amazing work with mental health charities as founding partners of Heads Together

 

Inter Rail

The fantastic people at Interrail.eu are supporting me with an amazing Interail Global Pass valid in 30 European countries to allow me to travel in comfort on numerous trains during this challenge. Without their help I wouldn't be able to get to the start line every day. 

 

Sportsshoes.com

Not only is sportsshoes.com the best place online to buy proper running shoes and kit but they're also letting me have some for free. I'm going to need a few pairs along the way and without their generosity I wouldn't be able to cover the miles each day.  

 

Cavendish Hawk

Cavendish Hawk specialises in executive search and executive coaching at board and senior management level. Alongside this they also specialise in being amazingly generous, supportive and kind. The money they have sponsored will keep a roof over my head during the event, making sure I have somewhere to rest up between marathons. Heroes basically. 

 

Clif Bar

I'm going to need some energy for this challenge! The Clif bar are sending some of their excellent energy bars and gels my way to keep me going when the going gets tough. What totally excellent people!