Extreme adventurer Sean Conway is preparing to embark on an extraordinary attempt to run the entire length of Great Britain, from John O’Groats to Land’s End, totally unsupported. The 34 year-old unconventional adventurer will cover nearly 1000 miles in just six weeks, in his bid to complete the last leg of the Ultimate British Triathlon.
The run will be self-supported and to be sure of clean drinking water en route Sean is using the Fresh2o SP128 MINI ﬁlter so that he can keep hydrated. Sean has been a passionate supporter of the Fresh2o project and we wish him every success with his amazing adventure.
Born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe, Sean had an adventurous upbringing in the Mana Pools National Park. He came to the UK in 2002 with just £100 to his name and starting working in Cambridge cutting 12,000 cabbages a day whilst pursuing a career in photography. Feeling dissatisfied with the direction his life was taking, Sean decided to sell his share of his company to his business partner – earning him the grand total of £1 – to pursue his dream and broaden his horizons
If he manages to complete this herculean task, begun in 2008, he will set a new record in British ultra-sports, becoming the first person to have swum, cycled and run the length of Britain, in the Ultimate British Triathlon.
Sean started his challenge by cycling the length of Britain, a whopping 1,300 miles, and followed that by becoming the first and only man in history to swim the length of Britain, a 900 mile journey, for which he grew his now trademark ginger beard, to ward off jellyfish stings. Sean’s last attempt at the run in 2014 ended in a very public failure after he injured his knee whilst taking a selfie, and had to call it a day.
The nation can keep up with Sean’s run and send him messages of support using #runwithsean, as well as having the opportunity to participate by ’running a mile or more’ with Sean at selected parts of his epic journey.