Christmas is finished and New Year to come.


We all want this…All the essential things that will make the New Year a success. I’m hoping that mine will be as good as 2015.
Not long before the (take a look, maybe register) in China.
It’s New Year ‘s Eve and wow!! 2016 is just a few hours away well for some us, others are nearly there already..scary stuff. I went for my last run of 2015 and on this run,the longest since my injury.. I had time to reflect and even though the past few years have been a struggle it has all been for something special not quite sure what that is yet, but I’m optimistic that things will be for greater good.


The Great Wall Marathon my next goal and hopefully you all will join myself and Mark Pattenden for a journey to remember  There are different distances so if you are not interested in doing 20000 steps then there is a half marathon distance or even a 10km hence catering for everyone. So if you aren’t a runner and want to experience The Great Wall there’s no excuses click on the link (“Join Us”) and register with #777 in the comments box.


Thank you all for an amazing year of learning and friendships long may it last..


Watch “Great Wall of China Marathon 2016-Promotion Video” on YouTube

This promotional video was shot recently depicting the passion and love of two people and the bond that they have even though their cultures are different he is Japanese and she is Chinese, showing the world that The Great Wall has power to bring people of all nationalities together.. Why not experience this for yourselves?? You don’t necessarily have to run on The Great Wall to experience it’s magic why not walk it..?! Ancient history under your feet and wall’s that could tell a tale if they could talk..


This is my trial blog for all things China and The Great Wall Marathon. I have been sitting here for the last two or three hours maybe more deciding how my blog will look and so far so good..I have to say a big thank you to my awesome friend Simon who has proclaimed himself sensei Guru:) I have a ways to go yet but the basics are covered I think..?? It’ll  all come right eventually..

As a first blog about all things China and the Great Wall and I promise to try…to make it more for the non-runners and travellers 🙂

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I will try and keep my blog updated regularly with information relating to the do’s and dont’s etc. If you have read this thank you