Edward Chapman

Edward Chapman

Edward is an ordinary guy, well as ordinary as a recovering accountant can be, but has achieved extraordinary things through running. He does not have a sporting background; at school he used to get out of physical education lessons as much as possible. His last school report said “His spasmodic appearances leave no opportunity to comment”. At the age of 40 a grave health warning resulted in the first tentative running steps. It took some time, but he eventually became hooked and has over 100 marathons or ultra marathons under his belt; a belt that is now much tighter! By just keeping on going Edward has achieved something amazing; completing the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon, a 250km desert self-sufficiency stage race, ten times. More people have walked on the moon than done that, not bad for an ex fat bloke. He will always be a trail runner, but is currently enjoying a new lease of life as an adventurer, hiker and wild camper.

Al Andalus Ultimate Trail in Andalusia Spain
Five days of racing through beautiful countryside in Spain It may sound idyllic; however, you must work hard to reap the rewards. The average temperatures in Andalusia during the middle of July range from 30°C to 45°C (86-113°F), hard enough to endure when running on the flat, but there are…
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The Classic Quarter Ultramarathon in Cornwall
From Lizard Point to Land's End in The Classic Quarter The race first started in 2007 and has become very much a classic event in the UK ultrarunning calendar. The concept is quite simple, run from the most southerly point of the UK mainland (Lizard Point) to the most westerly tip…
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The Last Secret Bhutan ultramarathon
The Last Secret: A 200km 6-day full supported foot race in the least visited country in the world. Very few people have visited Bhutan, the only country to measure gross national happiness rather than gross domestic product, and even fewer have run in a race there. The Last Secret allows…
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Travel using the Thames Clipper in London
Traveling around London? Why not go on the Thames Clipper boat There are many ways to travel around London, England and the Transport for London website will show you lots of options.(www.tfl.gov.uk) Just type in your starting point and your destination and it will give you a list of choices with…
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xnrg devils challenge
XNRG three-day, 97-mile ultra marathon along the South Downs Way The XNRG event, open to runners and walkers, takes place over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, which means the weather can be variable, but the scenery is always beautiful as everything is green and the trees freshly in leaf. Overnight…
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Endurancelife coastal run along beaches
Endrancelife Tough Running Events In 9 Stunning Locations In The UK Endurancelife have found a winning formula with their epic race series; beautiful locations, tough routes and 4 distances, 10k, Half-marathon, Marathon and Ultra Marathon. This means that groups of friends with different abilities can take part in the same…
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the way of legends, burgos, spain
When race director, Manu Pastor, created the Way of Legends race he wanted to produce something special. He didn’t do that; he created something very special, something exceptional. It is a trail race through the stunning and varied scenery of a region of Northern Spain near Burgos. But it is…
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Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon desert view on day 1
Guide To The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM), in South Africa, is the second oldest multi-day desert race in the world; the oldest is the Marathon des Sables (MdS). Both are extremely well organised tough events and are very similar in terms of distances, format and…
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