Mountain Run Bosnia 2018

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For the full story of my endurance challenge please follow this link to my dedicated webpage 

In autumn 2018 I plan to run solo and unsupported the entire length of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) through the mountains. I will be running every day over passes and peaks of between 800m and 2500m. I will run from the border of Croatia, to the border of Montenegro, ending on Bosnia's highest peak, Maglic.

This is a total of 350km of wild, primeval, unspoiled landscape, a far cry from the mountains we know in Western Europe. 

I'm not sure whether anyone has done this before. I'm not entirely sure why they would. Truthfully, I haven't fully resolved why I want to do it either. I just have a dream. You can follow my challenge blog here , as I debunk the myth that adventurers are born and not made. I will discuss my fears, anxieties and remedies, and try and show that it's ok to have a dream bigger than you are. You just have to learn to fit it!

You can read more about my challenge 'ethos' here , which gives you an insight into my approach and philosophy!

I am a coach, voluntary and private counsellor, writer and photographer based in the UK with special interest in outdoor coaching and therapy. So this is me walking the talk...or you know....running the talk. 

I'm not doing this for a charitable cause, but I am hoping to raise some money for the kit that I'll need along the way. Super lightweight gear is pricey after all. I intend to Pay It Forward as best I can, either by literally sharing my gear with others on their own adventurers, or in otherways as they arise that can't be predicted right now.  

The kit I am aiming for is:

1) One-person ultra lightweight fastpacking tent by MSR
2) Replacement GPS unit by Garmin as the current one has worn out.
3) A new light pack by Osprey
4) A lightweight multi-fuel stove by MSR
5) Water purification system (as water shortgages in Bosnia (and its mountains) can be a problem) 
6) Energy solution for keeping connected on the trail. 
7) Leki foldable running poles
8) Something to film with - GoPro?

I imagine most people who offer me financial support will know me well enough to know how much their support means, and that I don't carry that generosity lightly. 

Thank you so much in advance, and I hope you'll follow along with my preparation and challenge as the months pass. 

You can find me on Instagram @whitepeak_ruth 

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So, here's my July round up folks! It's been yet another tricky month, but tonnes of learning and actually...right now...I'm feeling quite relaxed. This month has been all about checking my intentions and expectations, refocusing on those, and doing some mental weeding...

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My latest training update is ready to read: a rather sorry tale of burn out on the Knoydart peninsula, but all is well now and I'm back on the job!

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Hi Everyone. The link below is a post on why I'm asking for sponsorship when I'm not donating for a 'cause'. It's a big ask to invite people to support your dream, but I'm trusting in the universe to provide on this, through kind people that trust I will pay it forward.

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Hi All,
Here is a link to my latest Bosnia training up date - a warts-n-all account of the last month fitting running in around work and travel commitments.


So looking forward to moving on with June's training.

Thanks everyone :-)
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