This coming summer, EC supporter Brendan Rendall, will be taking on his biggest challenge yet to run 4000km across the African continent from the coast of Namibia to the coast of Mozambique.
This adventure has been a natural progression for Brendan after running the 708 miles length of Malawi in 27 days and the 962 miles from John O'Groats to Land's End in 35 days just six weeks later! Those two adventure runs raised £39,000 for Friends of Mulanje Orphans (FOMO), an orphan care programme that supports 3,500 orphans. The money raised saw the completion of an art and science block at their secondary school.
This year's feat will start on 1st June from Walvis Bay, Namibia and Brendan aims to finish on the Coast of Mozambique on 26th August. The run will take him through Namibia, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique and the plan is to raise £75,000 to build a school hostel to give 88 of the students a secure home.
Training is going well and anyone that came to Brendan's EC talk in 2017 will be aware of his battle with weight. After running Malawi and JOGLE he went back to finish his teacher training, and not being academic, struggled with the workload and turned to food as comfort.
Brendan was diagnosed at 37 with dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder while doing his GCSEs to get on his PGCE course. He successfully completed it but at the cost of gaining nearly three stone.
"I feel lots of people could relate to my story and I hope people following will be inspired that with the right determination and drive we can all achieve far more than we believe."
"At the moment I have a team but due to technical issues we are trying to find £15,000 to buy a new vehicle in Malawi that will support me throughout the run and then FOMO will use to distribute clothing, food etc to their centres."
I'm looking for a physic to join me as well as anyone with any film/documentary background; if you're looking for an adventure please contact me via my website: