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Runner Feature – Peter Thompson

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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
Age: 32
Location: Bournemouth
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.

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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!

You can read more about the challenge and follow Pete's journey on the website HERE and on Instagram HERE.

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