Runner Feature - Peter Thompson RunThrough Running Club London

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.

Runner Feature - Peter Thompson RunThrough Running Club London

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.