40.25 miles were ran today. I'll get the blog up to date in the morning once I've had some much needed sleep. Just time for a quick thank you for all the donations. The fund is now over the £47,000 mark.
Whilst not pursuing a world record, the run is following 2 aspects of the Guinness World Record criteria used, not in running, but in cycling for “fastest circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle”; To travel a minimum of 18,000 miles (28,968 km) and to travel through two approximate antipodal points (i.e. opposite points on the planet).
The purpose of using the criteria is to, at least, give credibility to the claim that I, Run Geordie Run, will “run around the world”.
The distance of my chosen route is 20,000 miles (32,189 km) and it will take approximately 608 days (1 year and 243 days) to complete. The chosen antipodal points are La Coruña in Spain and Christchurch in New Zealand.
The run Around The World is split into 8 segments, some of which have been completed already. The circumnavigation of the world started in 2007 and is scheduled to finish in 2022.
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Thank you to the following supporters
TOTAL TO DATE -£248,266.24 (as at 11/08/15)
2016 - £35,787.84 (The Children's Foundation, The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation)
2013 - £55,126.60 (The Children's Foundation, The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation)