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.