RUNNING 11,000 KM
In August 2019, Tom started running 11,000 kilometres from Hanoi, Vietnam, to Denpasar, Bali. During his journey, Tom has been speaking at universities and running coaching workshops. Sharing his story, discoveries and practices of his work to thousands of students and employees from local businesses. Driving happiness, clear communication and cultural change into business and education.
Coronavirus challenged him to respond creatively to the current circumstances. Move all courses and workshops online, and continued running the remaining distance locally, divided into 268 half-marathons.
The map below shows the six months running journey from Hanoi to Singapore, which accounts for half of the distance (5,500 kilometres). Then Tom continued running locally in Sumatra 268 half-marathons to complete the planned challenge.
Practising mindful running and active meditation to unlock hyper-focus, get in the flow and keep it comfortable all day long helped Tom get through his previous running challenge. He spends almost a year running 11,000 kilometres, unsupported, across the Southeast Asian coast. Tom was running with only a small backpack with some personal items and a laptop. Against all odds, pain, snakes, dogs chasing him, hunger, thirst and temperature sometimes above 40 degrees, it was one of the funniest and most productive times of his life. Here are a couple of minutes to show you just how fun life can be as you learn how to access, on-demand, the flow state.