The challenge: to run ~2,450 miles across Australia from Perth to Sydney. The journey will be solo and unsupported, so I will be pushing / pulling all my equipment, food and water, restocking as I go. As some of the stretches are up to 130 miles / 210km this is going to be interesting!
As for me, I’m a 35 year old guy living in Stevenage, England, and not an athlete by any stretch, although I do keep in shape. To be honest, I don’t really enjoy running that much, especially in winter, so before I started training for this run in December 2014 I was only averaging 5 miles a week. But long distance endurance is my strength so I am confident I can make it. I once rode a bicycle from Alaska to Argentina (check out my book, ‘North to South’) so I can use a lot of what I learned on that trip to push me through the hard times. Of which there will be many!
Wish me luck, and see you at the finishing line!