Saturday, August 20, 2011

Run Across America

Well here's the good news- I won't be posting on this blog until mid November.

Now that the cheering has finally died down, I'll explain why.

It's because I'm in America helping out fellow Monday Books author and all round good-guy Steve Pope, in his attempt to run 3000 miles across the USA from San Francisco to New York with fellow ultra runner Chris Finill.

'Barking mad!' I hear you say. Well maybe, but I've got a soft spot in my normally cold heart for ventures like this, so I am driving their backup van, sorting out press and TV coverage, organising the maps, washing their socks and 1001 other things.

I'm also doing a blog on the event over at which is excellent and have organised their website at It tells you about them, explains what they are doing and why. You can also join their facebook group here if you like.

They are hoping to raise £100 000 for the charity 'Help for Heroes' (donations can be made here)


Mosher said...

If you want any hints, help or advice then I advise contacting the chap at who a week or so ago completed the exact same journey.

He managed to raise around £60,000-ish at last count for two hospital-based charities in the North East.

Good luck with your efforts. A great cause also :)

Anonymous said...

Aren't you worried that you could be identified by putting this info on your blog?

Anonymous said...

He's probably dressed as the Stig.

Mr.Blackheart said...

Good you - hope it all goes well for you.

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Inspector Gadget: Spare some change for a cup of tea mate?

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Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a nice break and what a great thing to do.I guess I'll come back when you're back.

Anonymous said...

It seems odd that the other blog mentions only four people on this expedition, and names all of them in particular the single female driver. Could Steve Pope have a secret identity maybe?

Sell House Fast said...

Hope its going well, good luck!

Anonymous said...

it is now mid november - please note

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