By The Num­bers

38, MANCHESTER, STU­DENT TEACHER AND RUN­NING AD­VEN­TURER

Runner's World (UK) - - In This Issue -

From the sofa to 708 miles in Malawai

TEN YEARS AGO, Bren­dan Rendall was an over­weight, com­mit­ted party an­i­mal. ‘I was the last per­son you’d imag­ine go­ing run­ning,’ he says. ‘But a drunken bet with friends led me to take on the Wilm­slow Half Marathon. I was hooked.’ Last sum­mer, Bren­dan be­came the first per­son to run the length of Malawi, in south- eastern Africa. This was fol­lowed by a run from John O’groats to Land’s End. His African tri­umph was in aid of Friends of Mu­lanje Or­phans (FOMO), a char­ity he’d come across on a pre­vi­ous visit; it sup­ports more than 4,500 or­phans in the re­gion. ‘I am far from a su­per ath­lete, but my vi­sion is to in­spire peo­ple,’ says Bren­dan.

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