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Unaided Run Across Canada
Over $33,005.56 raised so far for SickKids!

     

From March to December, I'll be attempting to run Canada coast to coast, more than 5,000 miles unaided, jointly raising money for SickKids, Great Ormond Street and the Pied Piper Appeal.

I'll face snow storms, -30°C temperatures, hundreds of miles without food and water and Grizzly Bears, all whilst carrying a 30kg backpack, the weight of a small child.

I'll be trying to keep my Twitter and Facebook profiles updates as well as recording videos I'll upload throughout the challenge.

I'm hoping to raise $40,000, a total that will go towards the highest priority needs of SickKids.

Last year, I cycled 14,000 miles from Bangkok to my hometown Gloucester, passing through dozens of countries. Along the way I was shot at, arrested and slept rough.

Just two days after I finished the journey back from Bangkok; I made the decision to attempt the world static cycling record, which stood at 224 hours and 24 minutes. I finally stepped off the exercise bike after pedaling for 265 hours – more than eleven days!

I was so grateful to everybody who helped me raise tens of thousands of pounds during both challenges for the Pied Piper appeal, a charity that helped me when he was a child. I was in and out of hospital for 9 years with a rare spinal condition known as syringomyelia, as well as a very weak immune system. I also spent a great deal of time at Great Ormond Street.

Starting in March, I'll begin my run from St John’s, Labrador and aim to complete my journey in Vancouver, through mountain ranges, national parks and dangerous terrain.

This will, without doubt, be my toughest challenge yet. Some days I may only make it a few miles given the harshness of the terrain, but I’ll persevere no matter what.

The support throughout my last two challenges was phenomenal and I really want to show people that you can do anything you put your mind to. I can’t say I’m not nervous being the first person to do it unaided, because there’ll be danger in every step, food will be scarce and there’ll be nothing for hundreds of miles at times. I’m of no doubt that my life is in serious danger doing it unaided, but I’m confident in my ability and will be spurred on by the thought I’m raising money for charities close to my heart.

Thank you to each and every person who reads about, shares or donates to my challenge. Every penny counts and I couldn't be more grateful!

Here is a 5 minute video of my previous journey from Bangkok to Gloucester:

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