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Mental Health Support For UK Military Personnel in UK and Hertfordshire 

5,000 MILES

191 MARATHONS AROUND THE UK COASTLINE IN 218 DAYS

1 March - 4 October 2022

 

Mental Health Support For UK Military Personnel in UK and Hertfordshire

 

 

 

 

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Starting on the 1st of March 2022, to help fund The Retreat and bring awareness to our new charity, I will be running the coastlines of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Wight, and the Isle of Man – Over 5,000 miles in 218 days. This will be an unsupported challenge, to encourage establishments, organisations, businesses, groups, and individuals to run any section and distance with me, Forrest Gump style! Helping to raise funding and awareness.

I will be largely reliant on the good will of the general public for housing and respite during my journey across the UK. My tracking device will allow everyone to follow me along the entire route. Where you can join me or show your support where possible.

 

I will be running in a clockwise direction at all times, starting and finishing in Liverpool. Covering around 25-30 miles a day!

 

The Runner

Paul Minter served 18 years in the British Army as a reconnaissance soldier, completing five tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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The Logistics

 

  • 1  man
  • 13 pairs of trainers
  • 28 miles covered a day
  • 171 running days
  • 191 marathons
  • 210 pairs of socks
  • 5,800 miles
  • 195,702 ft elevation
  • 769,600 kcal burned
  • 9,176,000 steps taken

 

 

SCHEDULE

Paul will be running for a total of 171 days, with 47 rest days, in a 21-day cycle – six days’ running, resting on the seventh and every 21 days taking a three-day rest, then restarting the cycle.

COACH

Ultra-runner and world record-holder Carla Molinaro has been coaching Paul since February 2021 and will continue to advise and guide him throughout the entire challenge.

BOARD & KIT

Over 400 people so far have offered Paul a place to stay on his route. Parcels containing everything he needs for the following day’s run will be sent to each address ahead of his arrival date.

SUPPORT

Instead of running with a support team, Paul is inviting organisations, businesses and individuals to join him, Forrest-Gump style – great for boosting

 

 Mental Health Support For UK Military Personnel in UK and Hertfordshire

If you as an individual, a group or organisation would like further details on how you can help with accommodation or how to be part of the run please contact the Head Up team today.

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The Head Up Trustees are taking part in a number of fundraising activities over the next two years. All four founders and trustees are fully committed to the charity and to prove their commitment they are all putting themselves out there to raise as much money as possible.

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Mental Health Support For UK Military Personnel in UK and Hertfordshire

 Mental Health Support For UK Military Personnel in UK and Hertfordshire

 Mental Health Support For UK Military Personnel in UK and Hertfordshire