It has only been one day since I have finished my solo and unsupported run from Vancouver to Buenos Aires. During that time I have had very little time to actually sit down and reflect on everything that has happened and what I have achieved but I am sure I will get a chance soon. 2016 is now upon us and it is time to start thing ahead and to come up with ideas and goals for the new year but before I do all that I want to take a quick moment to look backwards, sum up some stats and say a few quick thank yous.
Numbers can be a pain in the behind. Before I set off I had to come up with a route and plan. I knew then that none of what I was writing was going to pan out but I have to admit I am completely stunned at just how different it really is. If everything had gone as I had envisaged then I would still be running and would be until the 7th of May 2016! But things change and in this case I ran a lot quicker and the route ended up being a little more direct. So here are the Unofficial Offical Stats:
Total Distance Covered: 16,538km. This is based on running in a straight line… if you consider detours, back tracking etc I would say it is more like 17,000.
Running Days: 367 days
Running Day Average: 45.1km
Calories burnt a day – 4500 – 6000 (estimated)
Total time on expedition: 472 days – this does not include the month I returned for my sister wedding
Number of running shoes used: 17 pairs
Number of Countries: 14
Money raised (on 01/01/16): TOTAL – £16,642.75
CALM – £6741.75 – To donate more click HERE
Macmillan – £5981.75 – To donate more click HERE
WaterAid – £5281.75 – To donate more click HERE
To donate to all click HERE
Number of Blisters: NONE!!!
Number of tyres – 4 sets on the back wheels and 2 on the front
Punctures – Too many to count
THANK YOU TO COMPANIES
To achieve this expedition I have had to rely on a huge amount of support from amazing companies and individuals. Some companies helped for certain sections and some for the whole expedition. I’d like to say a huge thank you to them all.
MICROSOFT – KARRIMOR – ADIDAS – POWERTRAVELLER – OVERBOARD – NIKE – SUUNTO – DELL – TOUCHNOTE – DRAGONFLY – THULE – SAWYER EUROPE- 1000 MILE SOCKS – THE RUDY PROJECT – SUPERDRY – PROFEET – VANGO – TRANGIA – FORCE TEN – CREWROOM – ROLLEI
A special thank you to The Octopus Foundation for their support in bringing me home and for their continuous work with CALM – Read all about them at – http://www.octopusinvestments.com/octopus/about-us/octopus-foundation/
THANK YOU TO PEOPLE
The number of people who have helped me over the course of this expedition is extraordinary. There is no way I can name them all here but from those who gave me food and water at the side of the road, helped with local media, provided a roof over my head, helped me out of a pickle or gave me motivation or sorted out dramas back home… THANK YOU!!!!
BUT REMEMBER IT’S NOT OVER!!! On 10th January I will be running from Heathrow Airport to Central London. Full details to follow here ASAP!!