Daryl Farmer is a man with a passion for the oceans – in particular for sharks. He set up a website called Running 4 Reefs and he has set himself the admirable task of running the equivalent total length of The Great Barrier Reef (1250 miles) within 3 years – and only race miles will count, not training miles. Daryl hopes to raise funds for his chosen charity, the Shark and Coral Conservation Trust, a charity who are helping to raise awareness of shark and coral related issues, as well as lobby governments and conduct research.
Some of Daryl’s runs include the Jurassic Coast Challenge, the Brighton Marathon and the South Downs Way Challenge, but perhaps his most ambitious race to date has been the Jungle Marathon, a 5 day 140 mile trek through the Brazilian Amazon dealing with 40 degree celcius heat, 90% humidity, swamp crossings and all manner of creepy crawlies and potentially lethal creatures. The next challenge on his list is the Grand Union Canal race – that’s 145 miles non-stop from Birmingham to London! Daryl would welcome your sponsorship for this event.
It’s fantastic to see what one person can achieve given the will and the motivation. Well done Daryl and good luck with your next race!