Road to Berlin

#8marathons8countries8days – Road to Berlin   What possessed us to try and run 8 marathons in 8 countries in 8 days I’ll never know – suffice is to say that we are always up for a challenge and there didn’t seem to be a bigger one than that! My running partner, Marlena, and I picked … Read more

Running Guides are on their way!

The first three Running Guides are on their way! I’ve been working hard(‘ish) on the country running guides over the last few weeks and the first three will be available very soon. They are going to be packed with information from all the countries we’ve visited and run in over the last 18 months – … Read more

8 Marathons 8 Countries 8 Days!

Well we did it – 8 Marathons 8 Countries 8 Days! Crossing 12 countries, driving 3,000 miles, and running a marathon a 8 day for 8 consecutive days in 8 different countries meant that we had achieved our goal – #8marathons8countries8days It was tough but wow what fun and we have such a fantastic adventure to … Read more

8 Marathons in 8 Days in 8 Countries!

Lucky 8 challenge! Summer is well and truly over, winter is definitely on it’s way and that can only mean one thing for the Aquamarato Team …… adventure time! And what an adventure we are planning – 8 marathons in 8 days in 8 countries. We wanted to find something that would really push us to … Read more

My marathon journey

I’m often asked how my marathon journey started – well here’s the story, warts and all … “Do you want any help with your bag Andrew”, one of my workmates asked as I stood, bent over the railings, halfway up the metal staircase. “I’ll be fine thanks” I replied as I continued my slow, painful progress … Read more

Viva Barcelona … even in the rain!

There was an air of anticipation as the plane came in low over the Mediterranean and touched down at Barcelona Airport. Deja vu for me as I, along with 10,000 other competitors, had run my very first marathon here in 2013 – in fact this was the run that had started my endurance running adventure. The … Read more

12 countries 12 marathons 12 months … 1 book

*Update – yayyy we did it! All 12 marathons done plus several “halves” and a few Ultras chucked in for good measure! Well we’re nearly there now, just two more to go. We leave for Barcelona and the beautiful Pyrenees next week for our “Spanish leg” of our adventure and then for our final one – who … Read more

The Zest For Life Tour!

Spring has sprung! Well it definitely has in Aquamarato’s world and to celebrate we are going to Spain in a couple of weeks to run our 11 marathon in as many months. But by now, if you’ve been following our adventures, you know that we like to do things slightly differently. A road trip is … Read more

Lisbon Marathon

Beautiful buildings, lovely people, cobblestones like sheet ice and running on a motorway. Our Lisbon marathon had it all – read on for the full story! Lisbon greeted us with a spectacular light show as our plane swopped down over the city on a beautiful clear January evening. But we had read the weather forecast … Read more

Brussels running routes

Brussels is a great place to run – wide streets, beautiful and historic buildings, parks, fountains and lakes and of course great places to stop for a quick nutritional top up (chocolate is not for runners!). We recently ran a marathon there and we thought it would be worthwhile including a map of our route and some … Read more