Running the Tour de France
30 Miles a day
68 Days on the road
2082 Miles of running
45,000 Metres of elevation
1 Race to the finish line
Setting off with a 7 week head start on the riders, Pete successfully ran the entire 2082 mile route of the 2018 Tour de France and made it to the finish line before them.
It involved running an Ultra marathon every day for 68 days and climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest over 5 times. Along the 2082 mile long route he also scaled the Alps, Pyrenees and took on the cobbles of Roubaix.
Pete received support from friends, strangers and the ‘one women dream support crew’ that is his girlfriend Sally. The challenge simply wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering support of everyone involved.
The challenge raised over £23,000 for the mental health charities he supports and received national press coverage on ITV, BBC World News, Red Bull, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Radio 5 Live, Channel 5 and many other media outlets.
44 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
44 CONSECUTIVE DAYS
On May 14th 2017 Pete completed the challenge of running a marathon within every country in Europe in consecutive days, averaging just over 4 hours for each marathon. He raised over £19,000 for the mental health charities he supports and also won a regional Pride of Britain Award.
He encountered lost luggage, bus cancellations, sleep deprivation and brushes with the Greek police, but became the first person in the world ever to do so weaving my way around Europe via a mixture of planes, trains, buses and ferries.
He ran marathons in San Marino, Monaco, Albania and in and around the walls of the Vatican City. He linked in with running clubs and tour companies who supported my journey and even got to visit the British embassy in Denmark.
The challenge received National media coverage on BBC One Breakfast News, ITV, Channel 5, Radio 2 and interviews within The Sunday Times and The Guardian.
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2:25 marathon in Amsterdam 2015
This was a day Pete achieved something he never thought he could. More importantly though it was a turning point for what happened next.
Running had become less about enjoyment, friends and experiences & more about heart rate zones, weight management & time. As a result he felt he'd lost sight of what was important in my life and why he had started running in the first place.
After this he took a step back but returned wanting to use running to make a difference and for it once again to be a positive influence on his life.
He took on the challenges, gained a few extra stamps in his passport, and thanks to the generosity of others, thousands has been raised for a cause that really needs it.
Watch this space…….