Prepare to be inspired!


Andrew Townsend is a runner, writer and adventurer based in Reading, UK. He has run countless marathons and ultras including a record breaking, 8 self-supported marathons in 8 countries in 8 days,  a solo run across Italy in just 7 days and a mind boggling 525 mile coast-to-coast run across the Spanish Pyrenees.

“You have to go look for happiness in life, find it in the things that make you feel alive. Life is not something to be preserved or protected, it is to explored and lived to the full.” – Kilian Jornet

What makes Andrew’s story even more extraordinary is that just 6 years ago in his mid fifties he was clinically obese, riddled with arthritis and condemned to a life of pain and pills. He chose a different course and this site covers his amazing road to recovery and his adventures all over Europe in both words and pictures But above all this site is designed to inspire you, to show that an ordinary person can achieve extraordinary things through self-determination and taking a different perspective on life.

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