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EC Bristol Stories 6 July: Running Malawi

On Thursday 6th of July, get inspired by returning EC speaker Brendan Rendall, who ran the 708 miles across Malawi in less than a month. Brendan is back by popular demand after his EC talk in London recently, so this is one not to miss!

A trip to Malawi in 2008 saw Brendan get into contact with Friends of Mulanje Orphans, a community-based orphan care programme supporting over 3,500 children. The trip changed Brendan's life: as a result, he quit his office job to become a Special Education teacher, and then went on to sell all his belongings and travel the world. As a thank-you to the children who first inspired him to make overhaul his life, Brendan decided to take on an ultra-run to raise funds for a new Science and Art Block.

In his talk, Brendan will recount the challenges of running from the Zambian to the Mozambique border, from battling injury to illness to extreme temperatures to disintegrating trainers. He will explain how the overwhelming generosity of the people of Malawi helped him to pull off a superhuman feat and renew his appreciation for life.

Join us to hear about his incredible journey. Meet like-minded people. Get inspired. Everyone welcome.


The Square Club, 15 Berkeley Square, BS8 1HB

6.30pm: Doors open

7.00pm: Talk starts (please note new earlier start time)

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