Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Segment 4 of the run Around the World

John O'Groats to Lands End (874 miles in 2007), California to New York (3100 miles in 2011) and Perth to Sydney (2384 miles in 2013) have all presented incredibly tough but rewarding charitable challenges. Those epic runs now form the first 3 of 8 segments of the run Around the World in aid of The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Children's Foundation.  

In a little over 260 days time (1st May 2016) I'll be standing on Guincho Beach near Lisbon, Portugal; the start of the 4th segment of the run around the world.  

If all goes to plan I'll find myself 100 days and 3400 miles across Europe at the finish line under the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey.

Thanks to headline sponsor SOS Group as well as Chapman Ventilation, Fresh Freight Group, Virgin Money, Sport Newcastle, Brooks and CherryActive for helping to make this next segment possible. 

Backed by a superb support team of unpaid volunteers I stand a fair to decent chance of completing the run across Europe in 100 days. 

As the build up to the run intensifies, I'll be keeping the blog up to date with all of the latest goings on in the world of Run Geordie Run. Please be sure to check back regularly. You can also follow the journey on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Update - New Run Geordie Run t-shirts available to buy

Sales of Run Geordie Run t-shirts have raised over £24,000 since they first went on sale in 2009 for local good causes. I'm pleased to announce that there are some new ones now available to buy. 

The first of two new designs, by Dave at Shenton Creative, commemorates the 4th of my 8th segments of the run around the world; Europe.

The design printed on technical fabric (ideal to wear in the gym or out running), proudly carries The Children's Foundation and Sir Bobby Robson Foundation logos as well as the Run Geordie Run Around The World logos on the front. The rear of the t-shirt shows the 3400 mile European route from Lisbon to Istanbul. These are all now sold out! Thanks to everyone who bought one.

The second design is a faded Around The World print on a premium cotton t-shirt (ideal for casual wear or at the gym). The rear of the t-shirt holds a very appropriate message that reflects all of the 6358 miles ran to date around the world. Sizes available are S, M, L.

Thanks to my sponsor Chapman Ventilation for paying for production of the t-shirts, ALL PROCEEDS from t-shirt sales will go to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Children's Foundation.