Published Today!- Running South America with my Husband and other animals

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Birds, Conservation, Running | 0 comments

Spring accompanied us, unfurling her new leaves and blossoms and emptying her dizzying fragrances into the valleys, forests and mountains. My mood soared. Night arrived later and later as the sun refused to set. So the bustle in the woods and rivers continued: the local frog quartet clattered and tapped, a South American snipe rose high in its courtship display, shuddering notes through reverberating tail feathers in great arcs above our tent. While one side of the world awoke, we gently fell asleep.

This is an extract from Running South America with my Husband and other animals which is out today.

Early morning bird survey, Amazon

Early morning bird survey, Amazon.

Our tale will transport you on an intimate journey through this extraordinary continent, viewed on the hoof, allowing you to inhale and bask in some of South America’s most remote and undiscovered regions. It’s soaked in nature- with observations and revelations about the animals whose lives we ran into and in the nature of running- barefooted, free-thinking, wild and exhilarating.

But why run a continent?! 

Because we’re crazy about running and wildlife…and hope that through our world-first expedition we  inspire environmental action; to prove that with small steps we can tackle seemingly insurmountable challenges; it’s not too late to protect the world’s remaining unspoilt ecosystems, but time is running out.

Running the 'Jaguar Road' in the Amazon where both Katharine & David pulled trailers due to the extra 100kg of food they needed to lug during the remote 3 week section

Running the ‘Jaguar Road’ in the Amazon where both Katharine & David pulled trailers due to the extra 100kg of food they needed to lug during the remote 3 week section.

Check out our 2 min video (made while running!) here.

David pumping water to drink- we drank c.10 litres per day

David pumping water to drink- we drank c.10 litres per day.

 

A guanaco. One of the many wild animals they saw along the way, that motivated them to keep running.

A guanaco. One of the many wild animals David and Katharine saw along the way, that motivated them to keep running.

 

 

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