21 years later “No More Mr Fat Gump” will perform a similar feat running across the vast island continent of Australia!
apart from the obvious, but somewhat unhelpful, “why not?” the answer is simply to prove that it can be done.
not by an elite athlete with many years or decades of experience, not even by an experienced amateur runner.
but by a completely ordinary person, with relatively little running experience behind them.
TO PROVE THAT ALL IT TAKES IS AN IDEA
THE MISSION & MESSAGE
the overall mission is summed up by the phrase “Running Changes Lives“. it changed my life, it has changed the lives of so many runners i have met.
whether it’s providing someone with a solid foundation of fitness. developing their self-confidence. pushing their boundaries.
or ALL of the above and more…
running is accessible to all, and a powerful tool for life itself. it teaches you discipline, persistence, focus. take up running, fall in love with running, and running will give you everything. over and over again.
i am living proof of that. this run will provide further proof.
starting in May 2015, i am running from perth to brisbane, taking in adelaide, melbourne, sydney and gold coast along the way.
there will also be a final leg from brisbane to ipswich.
MY run is to promote the message. to prove the point. to encourage ordinary people to get active. to sort their sh*t out and live the life they always dreamed of.
along the way many other runners will join, some running for a few hours, some pledging to run days, even weeks.
these runners will have their own reasons. local causes, personal reasons, just to be part of something amazing and light up their lives.
there will be events along the way, speaking, telling the NMMFG story, getting the message out there.
groups like the rogue runners club australia are involved. they will be running for their own cause.
A FINAL CELEBRATION
the final brisbane to ipswich leg will be focused around the charity that the rogues adopted in 2012/13, a young lad called Blaise Wyatt.
it will be something of a runners’ party for sure, with so many of the queensland runners (and runners from elsewhere) ALREADY pledging to take part.
40km or so, one final marathon-sized chunk that will bring the epic adventure to an end.
party time. mission accomplished. message delivered. lives changed.
SEE YOU THERE!