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Run Geordie Run: My feet feel like clubs of meat

Run Geordie Run has completed 41.08 miles on the third day of his charity race across Australia.

The fundraiser is hoping to finish a 2558 mile journey from Perth to Sydney.

But it seems his feet are already feeling the strain of the epic mission.


Feet feel like clubs of meat. Badly swollen. Losing ability to move my toes. Very similar to day 3 in the run across the USA.


I expect this swelling to last a couple of weeks. There is blood in my socks where the nail on one toe has caught the adjacent toe.

Thousands follow Run Geordie Run's Oz challenge on Twitter

Mark Allison is running across Australia to raise money for charity. He is tweeting all the way, with more than 11,000 supporters following his progress.


Half marathon done and rewarding myself by reading tweets as I run. #rgrdownunder


The surface is all tiny stones. Really tough afternoon this one. Need to invent a new game for the last 11 miles. #rgrdownunder


Just got off the Great East Highway in time before it got dark. Now on a minor road surrounded by thick bush land. #rgrdownunder


Run Geordie Run's Oz challenge starts today

A North East fundraiser is setting off on his latest fundraising challenge today.

Mark Allison, also known as Run Geordie Run, is planning to run across Australia.

He'll begin in Perth today.

Mark hopes to run 2,600 miles to Sydney in just 70 days.

That's a gruelling 41 miles per day.

He is raising funds for the Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.


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