THE RUN WAS CANCELLED AFTER 6 DAYS AND 182.7 MILES DUE TO INJURY – THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT – I’LL BE BACK!
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Supported by Sean Fitzpatrick (Don’t ask why he signed a Team GB shirt )
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go” T.S. Eliot
On March 28th 2013 I am setting off on what may be the biggest challenge of my lifetime (until the next one at least but don’t tell She who must be obeyed I said that ). Setting off from Newcastle United the plan is to run around the grounds of the 21 most successful Premier League sides of all time finishing at the Mecca of World Football, White Hart Lane, on April 20th which will allow me to take my place on the start line of Virgin London Marathon on April 21st. In total an approximate estimation (is that an oxymoron?) of mileage is 700 miles over the duration of the run or around 30 miles a day.
Before I get deafened by the chorus of ‘Why would he do such a thing’ questions let me tell you it is not a jolly, although it should be fun, but a vehicle to raise money for the three following charities all of which have been chosen for good reasons. The aim is to raise at least £50000 but am hoping for closer to £100000, aim for the stars right……
Thankfully the kind running community out there and friends and family mean I have a lot of support and accommodation sorted for the route already but am always looking for more, please contact me if you think you can offer accommodation, food, running support, media contacts or anything else. Email address is below.
The current planned itinerary is along the following lines but am still to identify a definitive route which avoids major roads, maybe your local knowledge could help? Please look at the route here
Newcastle – Sunderland (March 28th)– Boro (March 29th) – Leeds (March 31st)– Sheffield Wed (April 1st) – Man City – Man U (April 2nd) – Bolton – Blackburn (April 3rd)–Liverpool (April 4th)– Everton (April 5th) – Villa (April 8th)– Coventry(April 9th) – Mk Dons (April 11th) – Southampton (April 14th) – Afc Wimbledon (April 17th)– Plough lane-– Selhurst park- Charlton (April 18th)– Fulham – Chelsea – West Ham – Arsenal (April 19th) – Spurs (April 20th)
Obviously it is important if you commit to a date, once an itinerary is in place, that I can rely on you 110% so only put yourself forward if you are sure. Bear in mind the middle two weeks are the Easter Holidays (at least they are here in Wales).
I thank you in advance for your support. Please feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07908209232Follow @700miles25days