Posted by hulriksen on December 5, 2012 at 1:10 PM
After a tough, wet, cold and often dark and difficult journey filled with moments of fantastic views wonderful people and amazing moments. The 1000km is complete and the recovery is well underway.
Unfortunately the road was lonely with not many runners joining the 44mile a day run and with limited publicity it was difficult to get the word out and obtain more donations for the Child Cancer Charities. However on the upside the challenge of doing the distance under my own steam and with no support was achieved in the time frame that was set.
Running 2 marathons a day is a tough ask on the best of days and to do it for 14 days without a break does take its toll mentally and physically.
Im delighted to have given myself this challenge and to highlight the metaphor of the struggle of ultra running to the battle against cancer. Its a long road and it often gets tough but we just need to keep moving forward.
thank you to all those wonderful people that I met along the way and supported me with accomodation and food.
Its diffucult to piece together the press that was generated but I know that there were several articles in Inverness, newcastle and Brighton papers, also Scotish TV in Perth, Sky in Newcastle, BBC Newcastle and ITV Brighton covered with reports, Radio stations also covered with mentions on air.
one of the tv reports http://tyneandwear.sky.com/news/article/47990