Peter Thompson took part in our Victoria Park half marathon at the beginning of March in preparation for an epic challenge he is undertaking, starting on 1st April - he tells us about it....
Name: Peter Thompson
Favourite distance: Marathon
Favourite running shoe: Asics Gel Ds Racer
Favourite clothing brand (for running): Asics
Marathons for the Mind - 44 marathons across 44 European countries in 44 consecutive days
On April 1st 2017 I plan to take on the challenge of attempting to run a marathon within every country in Europe in consecutive days. In doing so I aim to raise some much needed money for two amazing mental health charities, MIND and Holton Lee Livability. Through this challenge I also want to encourage others to be open about mental health and, if comfortable, share their own stories. It's a truly shocking and saddening statistic that the biggest killer of men and women my age is suicide. Surely that needs to change.
The challenge consists of two halves; running and logistics. It'll involve around 21 trains, 12 flights, 5 bus journeys, numerous car rides and a ferry crossing.
You can see the route HERE
Pete will be standing on the start line in Russia on 1st April - we wish him the best of luck!