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Final day, Anna’s barefoot Britain run

'Achieve big, stay grounded' Rather than reel off those words like a cheesy New Years resolution (it’s easy too write words), I’d like you to watch a vlog I made recently and actually re-live the final day of my partner in crime, Anna McNuff’s, barefoot Britain...

Chris Evans surprise donation

It’s that time of year again, Christmas, and it's always a nice reminder to know that it’s all about ‘giving’ (well, it is nice to receive presents too, but you know what I mean!). Here's a vlog going to Chris Evan's Virgin Radio show, where Chris wants to donate...

Adventureman Hits Dubai

Last week I boarded the plane and set off on a mini adventure to Dubai, I was invited as the closing keynote speaker for a tech company, Travelport. I flew with Emirates and it was AMAZING! So much leg room and all the films I could dream of ready for me to watch. I...
A REAL lasting impact, for future fundraising

A REAL lasting impact, for future fundraising

Every fundraiser dreams of creating a lasting impact. For the causes we support and for the people we hope to inspire. When I started to fundraise through my adventures, I thought any and all money I raised would be donated during them – and, I cheekily hoped, perhaps...

Taking part in the Fishermans Friend – Strongman Run

Taking part in the Fishermans Friend – Strongman Run

Being selected to tackle the Fisherman's Friend, Strongman Run in Germany (last weekend) was very special, but even more special was the experience itself. After the run across Canada, I've felt kind of flat, and thought that I wasn't ready to hit the road again....

BBC documentary: Canada, Coast-to-Coast

BBC documentary: Canada, Coast-to-Coast

Including never-before-seen footage, the BBC produced this short documentary of Jamie's run across Canada together for Inside Out, which aired on BBC Points West and BBC West Midlands throughout February 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz251JkmfoA Special thanks...

Plan for Monday 3rd February – Jamie’s Vancouver finish

Plan for Monday 3rd February – Jamie’s Vancouver finish

Please note – in the days leading up to Jamie’s finish time of 1pm on Monday the 3rd February, Jamie will post an estimated timeline of his movement and encourage people to join him on the final days of his historic 5,000 mile journey across Canada. Please follow...

Video update 17: Thunder Bay, Terry Fox Tribute

Video update 17: Thunder Bay, Terry Fox Tribute

Here’s the seventeenth of Jamie’s video updates as he continues his 5,000 mile coast to coast run across Canada. In this video, filmed in August 2013, Jamie marks 100 marathons by reaching Thunder Bay, where the inspirational Terry Fox's 'Marathon of Hope' came to a...

Update about my time in Banff

Update about my time in Banff

Having spent a crazy day speaking to the police and the media, I wanted to update everybody who’s been kind enough to read, share and care. My bag, including my possessions, priceless hours of footage of my journey across Canada and my wallet, amongst other things,...

Video update 16: At a Crossroads

Video update 16: At a Crossroads

Here’s the sixteenth of Jamie’s video updates as he continues his coast to coast run across Canada. In this video, Jamie makes the decision to head to Toronto, adding another 12 marathons to his journey. He also goes to the most British restaurant in existence, the...

Video update 15: Home, Alone

Video update 15: Home, Alone

Here’s the fifteenth of Jamie’s video updates as he continues his coast to coast run across Canada. In this video, filmed in July, he spends time with the Peeters family (originally from Jamie's home town of Gloucester) and you get an idea of how long it takes to edit...

Video update 14: To A Taste of Home

Video update 14: To A Taste of Home

Here’s the fourteenth of Jamie’s video updates as he continues his coast to coast run across Canada - filmed in July when he ran his longest daily total yet - 33 miles. Sorry we're a bit backed up, Jamie hasn't had time to edit, but the next video is coming very soon....

Video update 13: Gone in a Flash

Video update 13: Gone in a Flash

Here’s the thirteenth of Jamie’s video updates as he continues his coast to coast run across Canada. Enjoy and please do feel free to share this post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNztLvz-rBA Jamie began his 5,000 mile run across Canada on Sunday 10th March and aims...

Video update 12: Theft for Survival

Video update 12: Theft for Survival

Here’s the twelfth of Jamie’s video updates as he continues his coast to coast run across Canada. Enjoy and please do feel free to share this post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ixCdf_f6ic Jamie began his 5,000 mile run across Canada on Sunday 10th March and aims to...

Video update 11: Super Poutine

Video update 11: Super Poutine

Here’s the eleventh of Jamie’s video updates as he continues his coast to coast run across Canada. Enjoy and please do feel free to share this post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNyhbOpMfek Jamie began his 5,000 mile run across Canada on Sunday 10th March and aims...

Video update 10: Later is Aleady Now

Video update 10: Later is Aleady Now

Here’s the tenth of Jamie’s video updates as he continues his coast to coast run across Canada. Enjoy and please do feel free to share this post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbgOWM8uYa4 Jamie began his 5,000 mile run across Canada on Sunday 10th March and aims to...

Video update 9: Heat, Flies & Endorphins

Video update 9: Heat, Flies & Endorphins

Here’s the ninth of Jamie’s video updates as he continues his coast to coast run across Canada. Enjoy and please do feel free to share this post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MblDR_YPvVE Jamie began his 5,000 mile run across Canada on Sunday 10th March and aims to...

Video update 8: Mainland Motivation

Video update 8: Mainland Motivation

Here’s the eighth of Jamie’s video updates as he continues his coast to coast run across Canada.  Jamie hits mainland Canada, has his first (thankfully positive!) encounter with the police and meets Mike, who turns out to be an incredible inspiration. Enjoy and please...

Video update 7: Thank you Newfoundland

Video update 7: Thank you Newfoundland

Here’s the seventh of Jamie’s video updates as he continues his coast to coast run across Canada! He says thank you and goodbye to Newfoundland, the first of ten provinces he'll be running across. Jamie looks back at the people he's met and the struggles along the way...

Video update 6: Kid Power

Video update 6: Kid Power

Here’s the sixth of Jamie’s video updates as he continues his coast to coast run across Canada, featuring an interview with CBC news! Enjoy and please do feel free to share this post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCVj4WSC9XM Jamie began his 5,000 mile run across...

Video update 5: One Wrong Turn

Video update 5: One Wrong Turn

Here’s the fifth of Jamie’s video updates as he continues his coast to coast run across Canada. In this video, Jamie runs 5 miles in the wrong direction and, umm, takes it pretty well. Jamie also begins to film the people stopping to give him donations (asking their...

Video update 4: Strength and Strategy

Here’s the fourth of Jamie’s video updates as he continues his coast to coast run across Canada, in which, after hundreds of miles of running, a strategy is finally devised and strength and flexibility training begins! As Jamie has had a few weeks with intermittent...

Video update 3: New friends found, old friends lost

Video update 3: New friends found, old friends lost

Here’s the third of Jamie’s video updates, in which he battles with 40 mile per hour winds, injuries that threaten to put a stop to the run and the loss of friend and former headmaster 'Big Larry' Montague. We are also introduced to the solution to the problems caused...

Video update 2: Smiles and hospitality

Video update 2: Smiles and hospitality

Here’s the second of Jamie’s video updates, including an interview with Canadian TV news channel NTV, who spotted him running on a highway. This video is also proof that the world-famous Canadian hospitality is more than just a rumour!...

World Record Marathon Static Cycling

After just a few short days back in Gloucester after his journey home from Bangkok, Jamie set about another challenge. During his journey, he imagined breaking the world record for the longest time spent cycling on a static cycle and as he neared the end, felt fit...

Cycling Bangkok to Gloucester

Cycling Bangkok to Gloucester

In January 2012, Jamie made the decision to cycle from Bangkok to Gloucester, passing through dozens of countries as he made his way home, raising thousands for charity along the way. During the journey Jamie slept rough, was arrested and even shot at, much of which...

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