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    Resolution or Revolution?

    Resolution : ‘A firm decision to do something…’ Revolution: ‘A dramatic and wide reaching change in conditions, attitudes or operation’ This time last year I was feeling accomplished for completing my first ever multi day solo run from Schiphol, Netherlands to Essen, Germany, 230k in 5 days. I was excited about finishing my Run across Europe in 2018, hoping to…

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    The Power of Self Doubt

    I’ve been thinking about this post for four months, since the last post in fact. Running 40 marathons in 45 days last summer was the most incredible experience. Being alone for so long gave me great strength; I was at one with myself for the first time in my life, completely open and transparent. I was proud of completing Run…

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    Women’s Aid Together

    Nice feature in the Women’s Aid Together Newsletter this month to wind up Run Europe and give me the opportunity to say THANK YOU once again!! I will be updating very soon on Run the Middle East plans which are progressing rapidly. This is going to be an incredible phase of Run the World, more and more interesting by the…

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    Run the Middle East!

      Yesterday I decided on the next phase of Run the World: Run the Middle East., 2,500km through Egypt, Jordan and Israel. Starting in the Gulf of Aqaba and running across one of the Middle Easts’ most iconic deserts, the wild beauty of the Sinai for 550km including Mount Sinai and Jebel Katherina the highest peak in Egypt. The Sinai…

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    So how does it feel to finish a 2,085 km run across 7 countries, with 40+ marathons in the last 45 days?

    Bizarre, quite simply and I’m still struggling to compute … For 45 days I’ve had tunnel vision on each days distance, route, access to water, food and where I will sleep. Stretching, rehydrating and replenishing before I fall asleep was challenge enough and maintaining any semblance of personal hygiene had to come secondary. It has truly been the most intense…

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    Beautifully Tough Times ….

    This week I’ve run from Klaipeda, Lithuania to Ventspils, Latvia doing an average of 48k with one rest day. I’m only 315km away from achieving my dream of 2000km Run across Europe and 355km from finishing Run Europe when I complete the Latvian coast and cross the Estonian border to reach 6 countries. Lithuania and Latvia have been very different,…

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    Living Your Dreams

    Four weeks ago I left Eversberg, Germany to continue my run across Europe, which started in Schiphol, Netherlands. Crossing the border to Poland was the best run of my life: 65km, which a few weeks before would have seemed a huge distance. I was so elated to realise I’d run every step of the way from Schiphol to Poland, it…

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    Change brings opportunity … of course 😜

    This has been the most incredible three weeks of my life, emotionally, physically and spiritually, elated and exhausted in varying degrees. I’ve achieved my first goal when I reached the Baltic Coast! It was incredible to know I’d run all the way from the Netherlands. I’ve been running longer distances than I expected, often 50km +, one day 60+ and…

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    Time to admit I got it all wrong!

    Today is the twelfth day of my run across Europe and yes it’s definitely time to admit I got it all wrong. Pretty much everything!! But it’s ACE!!! I spent months and months meticulously researching, testing and miniaturising until I had the most ultra light kit. I examined routes across Germany, Poland and the Baltics using every online and paper…

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    Achieving Impossible Dreams

    On Friday I will set off to complete a 2000 km run across 7 European countries. Writing that sentence, reminds me of earlier, when someone asked, “So you’re running 1000 miles?” My initial reaction was ”No, its not that far”. Then I realised it was actually over 1200 miles!! Yikes! Last June, I set myself what appeared to be an impossible…