Why I won’t be claiming the Guinness World Record:
“First circumnavigation of the world on – foot”.
Firstly, I almost certainly won’t be the first, although GWR informed me I would be creating a new world record category of ‘circumnavigation on foot.’
They failed to disclose that one runner Tom Denniss , registered with GWR (some 2 years ago!) his record attempt for a circumnavigation run around the world, he was almost half way done when GWR suggested I go for this ‘new record category’ rather than fastest run around the world. Tom’s run is now over 3/4 complete.
Here is a video taken while training in Norway, winter 2013 – Please visit kickstarter
To view the Kickstarter page – and make sure you share the link also! We really do need help to make the documentary project of this run come to life – you can pledge amounts from as little as £4 to become a ‘co-producer’ of the documentary, at £8 you get the above but also a handwritten postcard sent on-route! For just £20 you can become an official sponsor of the world-record attempt!
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The main goal is to become the first athlete to circumnavigate the globe on-foot, my secondary goal is completing the run as fast as I possibly can.
OK, so How?
My aim is to cover a daily average of 32miles/50km, meaning that days off for injury/unforeseen circumstances as well as easy/rest days need to be accounted for.
At present my steady/easy pace in training is 7-7.5mph, as my aerobic base continues to grow and my weight drops this pace will increase significantly for the same low effort (HR 120bpm) leading to ‘easy’ speeds of 8.5-9mph.
As soon as I harness up the rickshaw/trailer those number fly out of the window! Continue reading →