Forbes Article: Lessons on Business & Life from Running a Continent

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Conservation, Running, Survival | 0 comments

Lovely article in Forbes by Danielle Rossingh:- David Lowrie was 30 years old and climbing up the ranks as a management consultant at accounting firm Accenture in the City of London. But increasingly weary of the lifestyle and lack of work-life balance that come with working for a large international company, Lowrie embarked on a radical career change with his partner, Katherine, an ecologist. Both keen runners, the British couple became the first people to have run the Amazon Basin, clocking up 6,504 miles in a journey that started in freezing temperatures at the southern-most tip of the...

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Birds, Conservation, Mammals, Photos, Running, Sponsorship and Donations, Survival | 0 comments

Running South America with my Husband and other animals is winging its way to book stores across the land now! We’ll be talking and selling/signing books throughout the UK over the following months and would love to see you. Events so far include: Rutland Birdfair– Saturday 19th August (0930) Rothbury Hall- Northumberland, Thursday 31st August (1930) Base Camp Festival 2017- Peak District Saturday 9th September (1200) Hayle / Falmouth- Cornwall mid September (TBC) Appledore Book Festival– Devon Wednesday 27th September 2017 (1400) Crediton Community Bookshop– Devon...

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Our Home is Born.. well at least for a few months or so!

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Survival | 0 comments

After nearly six years away from this sceptred isle, we finally have soil between our toes, with David having created a timber-framed lodge from scratch. This is partly due to our first home (Lista Light, our boat) having a new family and a mutual yearning to plant some trees, grow some vegetables and tend some chickens. David has designed and built everything within and without of the lodge, with wood sourced from local woodlands, exchanged for bird surveys or gathered from plantations when sailing. The only detail missing is its green roof, which awaits instating and our deciding upon where...

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Sailing home: 5000nm in 50 days non-stop from NE Brazil to SW UK

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Survival | 0 comments

Bound for foreign lands and adventure, we left the UK in July 2008. After interviewing some breeding seabirds in the Caribbean, rounding South America in our eighty-year old sailing boat, running the continent, giving birth to Theo (at home due to various complications) we finally headed into Falmouth, direct from Cabe Delo, in Autumn 2015 with a pod of pilot whales (see Dave’s blog here for the full story). In addition to deck-hand, Theo, who joined us for the first 9 months of his existence, we were assisted by Coattie the monk parakeet, whom Dave found half dead on a sandy track in...

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Runner’s World: The Limits of Endurance

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Gear and Equipment, Photos, Running, Survival | 0 comments

We appear in the July 2014 issue of Runner’s World! Fantastic talking about the expedition again; the wildlife, wildernesses, risks and survival...

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Expedition Comms Map: Staying In Touch On The Run

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Gear and Equipment, Survival | 0 comments

Staying in touch with sponsors, supporters, family and friends whilst on the run in wonderfully wild but disconnected places presents some challenges, especially when you have to carry all your kit in the running  trailer, but this is how we do it: CLICK MAP TO ENLARGE       *A special thank you to Our grant Sculpt the Future Foundation, and technology...

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