We are thirsty for adventures
It is a privilege to share my passion for running adventures with you.
My running journey has covered a changing landscape from a modest start to epic adventures. It has been a journey of discovery where I have learned what I am capable of achieving; and it has been a positive transformation of my life.
“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it” — Jesse Jackson
Conceive – The first step of the journey is that seed of an idea, that spark of imagination that grows into your dream or challenge. It is that moment where you say to yourself I would like to do that; I could do that.
Believe – Build the self-belief that is needed to succeed. Planning and preparation build the mental, emotional and physical strength you need. Build a quiet strength based on focus and determination. It is a mental game.
Achieve – Realise the dream. Meet the challenge. Your achievement is truly special. Your confidence, courage and positivity will grow, and with them your dreams.
Come with me on trails, known and unknown, at home and around the globe. On the moors, in the forests and mountains, the deserts, at the poles; from -41 to +39. Begin your own odyssey. Follow your dreams and be extraordinary.
‘It’s not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves’ – Sir Edmund Hilary
The Global Odyssey Journeys
‘There are no endings. If you think so you are deceived as to their nature. They are all beginnings’ – Hilary Mantel
In June 2022 I completed the epic Global Odyssey 100 journey and, to my knowledge, became the first person to run a 100k ultra-marathon on all seven continents.
The journey was filled with highs and lows, failure as well as success. On the way I learned much about myself, other people and the world; now, with that knowledge and experience I start a new journey, a new Global Odyssey challenge.
The nature of the challenge and journey are being be mapped out as I organise my thoughts. There are many untrodden paths that I dream of seeking out, my thirst for adventure unquenched.
Where might I start? Maybe unfinished business with the Namib or perhaps new territory will beckon first.
I will share the next chapter in the Global Odyssey epic here.
Conceive, believe, achieve.
Read my adventure stories
Back in 2012 as I embarked upon my Antarctic Odyssey journey I was encouraged to set up a blog. The first steps were tentative, even slightly reluctant, but I soon found my voice and an audience.
Both I and my writing gained confidence as my journey, my Odyssey, progressed. Through my blog I share the experience of my travels and adventures, successes and failures, my passion for running and always the fun and laughter. There may be a few tips and random thoughts along the way too.
The strongest memories come from the greatest adventures that we encounter.