One of the main questions I receive about my upcoming expedition is how am I going to transport everything around? Last year I completed a 250km run in Vietnam and on that occasion I used a Raidlight running backpack (which I loved and still use) but on that particular trip I only needed to carry water and clothing – albeit totalling about 12kg in weight. On this expedition I will have a tent, cooking equipment and enough clothes etc to last me 600 days – this is a fundamentally a different category of challenge. What I use to transport my equipment IS the most important item of kit I will have and without it there would be no expedition.
Obviously I am not the first person who has needed to find a solution for this problem. After much research it became clear that there is only really one practical solution… using a running stroller. As I continued my research there was one stroller that seemed to be standout amongst a number of endurance runners – The Thule Chariot Cheetah 1. The more I researched it the more I knew I needed one. The Chariot Cheetah 1 has so many attributes that make it amazingly suited. It is lightweight, easy to assemble and pack away, well made and importantly as many different ways to be used. On this expedition I am most likely going to be using the Chariot Cheetah 1 in two different mode – The Jogging and Hiking.
Between now and the expedition I will make a couple of modifications to the Chariot Cheetah – I’d like to state that none of these would be needed for what it is actually designed for… The modifications will include adding Velcro in strategic places for solar panels and GPS units, fitting water bladders to help manage with long lonely stages of the trip, adding a white board for writing charity messages and rigging video cameras for filming the expedition.
Link to the Thule Chariot Cheetah 1: click here
|Weight with handlebars||19.4lb|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||45 x 26.5 x 42 in|
|Folded dimensions (LxWxH)||42 x 24 x 10 in|
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Thule for their incredible generosity in supplying me with A Chariot Cheetah 1
I will provide videos of the Chariot Cheetah 1 in action when the expedition commences.