Running the Kent coast for charity

So this is a little running challenge that me and a couple of friends are doing.

210 miles. 4 days. 1 coastline.


What do you think? Are we crazy? Have you tried something like this before? Want to join us even just for a mile?

Between 13th-16th March 2015, three Maidstone Harriers, Michael Nowicki, Phil Bradburn, and Keith Dean will be running the length of the Kent Coast, an astonishing 210 miles over just 4 days.

This works out as an incredible 52 miles daily, the equivalent of 2 marathons a day!

From Dartford to Dungeness, they are determined to conquer the Kent Coast. If they succeed, they will set a Guinness World Record for the fastest time to cover the Kent Coast on foot.

They are doing this to raise money and awareness of Emilie’s Charities*, set up in memory of Emilie Harris who was tragically killed in a cycling accident in 2004 at the age of 24. Since then the charity has supported projects involving under-privileged children and young adults in developing countries.

Money raised goes directly to supporting individual children in a range of countries with all administration costs being met by the trustees.

The aim is to raise as much money as possible. Sponsoring Michael, Phil and Keith is simple. Please click on

Anything you can give will be gratefully received.

You can also find out more information about the progress of the challenge by going to the Facebook page Camino de Santiago and Kent Coastal Charity Challenges 2015.

Please like the page and share it with your friends. After this event, Michael Nowicki will be setting out in July 2015 to run the Camino de Santiago route from France to Spain, 490 miles in under nine hours five hours which is the current record.

Whilst the three men are seasoned runners having notched up an astonishing 74 marathons and 43 ultra-marathons between them, the Kent Coastal Charity Challenge is a huge step up from anything they have ever attempted before.

And taking the challenge seriously includes training runs of 26 miles, participating in events of 45 miles over trail and towpath, and stocking up on new running socks!

They would love you to join them on their epic challenge by keeping them company for as many miles as you wish, between 1 and 52 each day. Detailed information about each day’s route will be posted on Facebook shortly.

“If you can’t run then walk. And if you can’t walk then crawl. Do what you have to do. Just keep moving forward and never, ever give up”.  Dean Karnazes, Author of Ultra Marathon Man, Confessions of an all night runner.                                     


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