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Sisu – the unmeasurable trait

Sisu is a Finnish concept, a word used to describe their national character. Although there is not literal translation in to English, ‘Gutsy’ is often used as a close approximation, Sisu is said to be a grim, gritty, white-knuckle form of courage that is typically presented in situations where success is against the odds. It is … Continue reading Sisu – the unmeasurable trait

7in7 Challenge – Itinerary

The 7in7 Challenge The challenge – to run from Liverpool, the City where it all started, to Make-A-Wish UK’s HQ in Reading, Berkshire. 230 miles (370km). That’s 7 ultra-marathons in 7 consecutive days, wearing a different wish related costume each day. How on earth am I going to run 7 consecutive ultra-marathons? Erm....no idea. Having … Continue reading 7in7 Challenge – Itinerary

Inspirational People – David O’Connor

Running the 26.2 miles of a marathon is enough to break most mortals, both mentally and physically. I also think most of us would find it hard to imagine running another step by the end of it, let alone contemplating getting up the next day and doing it all over again. Yet, in April 2018 David … Continue reading Inspirational People – David O’Connor