Writing this blog has taken a while, it started as a lot of messy sentences around how I’ve felt about this year, what I’ve done and what I still want to do. So I’ve ended up splitting into two separate posts. The first is a focus on what I want to get out of 2019. … Continue reading Planning for what next…2019
So, while planning for 2019 and the future of Miles for Wishes continues, a different page is turned on my little journey today. This is not a day I ever thought was going to happen and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sad. Today, a judge sat in a courtroom will officially declare … Continue reading Another new chapter
Guy Stapleford, also known as Miles for Wishes, shares his 7 tips to running an ultra marathon...or 7.
Inspiring Epic Incredible Big words for what was, admittedly, a big challenge. You must be really proud! After 7 days in my own little bubble running 230 miles and raising just over £4,000 for such a worthy case in Make-A-Wish UK - Why don’t I feel epic, inspiring or well... something? This doesn’t feel like … Continue reading 7in7 Challenge – the aftermath
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
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
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