44 marathons across 44 European countries in 44 consecutive days

On May 14th 2017 I completed the challenge of running a marathon within every country in Europe in consecutive days. 

The challenge received National media coverage and has now raised over £22,000 (Inc. Gift aid) for two amazing mental health charities, Livability Holton Lee and MIND.

I am now doing talks and planning new adventures


Awards

 

2017 ITV Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the year Award for the Meridian Region

 

Mind Media Award Shortlisted Poem -"I'm right there in your corner"


The Route

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How you can help 

I completed 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

Money raised for Livability from Marathons for the Mind goes towards Livabilty’s ‘Flourish’ project at their wellbeing discovery centre in Dorset. ‘Livability Holton Lee’ is set in 350 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside. From gardening therapy, arts and ceramics, bird watching, walking and accessible camping, visitors can benefit from an inclusive and supportive community. The centre is part of the national charity Livability – the disability charity that connects people with their communities.

 


How to connect

Find out about the latest news, talks and challenges through social media. Like, Comment, Post, Share and help raise some money! 

 

Facebook

Regular posts about all things Marathons for the Mind. 

Twitter

 See updates on upcoming talks and events. 

Instagram

Mostly photos of me running. 


Thank you

Thanks to everyone who offered their support. Without it I wouldn't have been 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 had 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 supported 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 have been 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 also let me have some for free. I needed a fair few pairs along the way and without their generosity I wouldn't have been 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 helped keep a roof over my head during the event, making sure I had somewhere to rest up between marathons. Heroes basically. 

 

Clif Bar

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