|María PellettaTranslator||Ellen BirrellMarketing Advisor||Jonno GibbinsBarefoot Running Coach|
WHY MARIA: Maria is not only a superb translator with an extraordinarily acute eye to detail and incredibly rapid and thorough at her work, she’s also passionate about the continent we’re running through; understanding its people and environment and how the two are linked. We are extremely fortunate to have her on our team.
FAVOURITE SAYING: 1/2 glass of water + 1/2 glass of air… technically the glass is always 100% full.
WHY 5000mileproject: Because they went and they did it! I hope that by translating their site and blogs I help more people know about the project, which in my view is more than just about creating awareness of the environmental problems. They are showing that when “something has to be done” about an issue, there is no one better than yourself to do it. Run, translate, write, paint, teach, take photographs… do it your way, but -as David and Katharina- just do it!
WHY ELLEN: As well as being an exceptional marketer, Ellen is Kath and Dave’s ‘voice of America’. She’s a kindred spirit as a writer, sailor, runner, dancer, teacher and conservationist. Ellen = Positive Energy!
FAVOURITE SAYING: “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means”, Albert Einstein.
WHY 5000mileproject: “By example Katharine & David inspire North Americans and Europeans to appreciate and understand more about South American people & ecosystems. I want to be a part of this important work.”
WEBSITE: www.boldlygo.us and www.facebook.com/carriacoujuniorsailing
WHY JONNO: Jonno’s philosophy of following, “A raw, simple, natural and healthy lifestyle”, mirrors our own. His commitment to barefoot running is infectious and goals to inspire the masses about this natural running style impressive. He’s also achieving incredible ‘feats’ in changing our once appalling running style, via email and skype over 5000miles away, from SW England to Uruguay!
FAVOURITE SAYING: “People don’t stop running because they get old… they get old because they stop running!”
WHY 5000mileproject: Hearing that David and Katherine were planning to run 5000 miles was awe inspiring and I wanted to help them enjoy the expedition by running as efficiently as possible. Their project also shows the rest of us mere mortals what is really possible if we are willing and how anyone can help to protect the future of our planet.
WEBSITE: www.barefootrunningcoach.co.uk ; www.barefootacademy.com;http://trainingclinic.vivobarefoot.com/jonno-gibbins/
MOBILE TEL: (UK +44) 7972 232797