A minute with Tom Denniss who has just completed the fastest circumnavigation of the globe on foot.
1.What was your daily routine while en route?
Wake up, breakfast, get dressed, run, finish the day, do the blog and other documentation, shower, dinner and red wine.
2.How do you plan to deal with the inevitable come down of stopping after that being your life for over 20 months?
Not sure – I’ll do the best I can.
3.What made you do it? Why not just keep running marathons and ultras?
It’s a great way to see the world. I am not interested in marathon or ultra races. I’m simply not capable of running them fast enough to be competitive (sprinting is my forte – 400 metre races). The world run was always at a slow and sustainable pace.
4.How did you convince your wife to commit to it as well?
She was keener than me.
6.How many pair of trainers/runners did you go through? 17
7.Was there ever a moment while on course when you felt that you could not do it?
No, although it was difficult at times.
8.How much of your success was dependent on mindset and how much was physical?
9.What did you sleep in each night, tents/houses…?
10. Why did you pick Oxfam as your charity?
I had donated to Oxfam for years, plus they have a history of fund raising events involving running.
11.How was the final day?
Short, but very enjoyable.
12. 26,000 km – 622 marathons. How is your body, especially your feet now?
I feel stronger than ever, especially around the knees and other joints. My feet were the only part that ached a bit by the end of each day, but that’s normal for someone who spends eight hours at a time on their feet.
13. Did you succeed in it being the “Fastest Circumnavigation of the Earth on Foot”?
Yes, although I need to submit my documentation for ratification before it becomes official.
14. How your perspective on life changed as a result of this adventure?
I think I’m pretty much the same, except I now have a fantastic adventure under my belt.