Hey there fine Hubski people!
I know I'm not so active around here these days, but I thought some of you (especially thenewgreen) would be interested in what's going on at the moment.
So, on Sunday morning, I'm setting off on a 2,000 kilometre (about 1200 miles) barefoot trek around Ireland, in a twofold attempt to get the Guinness World Record for longest barefoot journey, and to raise money for Pieta House (an Irish organisation who help people suffering from suicidal ideation and self-harm).
I'm going to start at my hometown of Claremorris in Co. Mayo (in the west of Ireland) before heading south and wrapping around the outside of the island, walking in a giant loop back around to where I began. I'll be camping mostly, except where friends are taking me in. Here's a pic of the route:
I've actually recently been featured in a national paper, and had a few national radio stations (and even an Irish TV show) ask me about interviews, so literally in the last few days it's blown up a lot. I never expected this much attention.
The GWR guidelines are pretty strict - I need a log book, witness statements, photos and videos, GPS files... The current record is 1488.09km, so I'm trying to beat it by about 500 kilometres. I hope to do it in 3 months; my housemates' wedding is on August 4th in Dublin, so I need to be back for that.
Anyway, I just wanted to share this with the Hubski people. I'll try to post updates here from time to time, and hopefully a mega-post at the end.