Supporting Oxfam

Tom at Pen-y-bryn

On 31 December 2011 an Australian by the name of Tom started a run around the world as part of a Guinness Book of World Records attempt in support of Oxfam Australia. The run, which will cover 29,000 km, will equate to running 700 marathons, will cover all continents (other than Antarctica) and will take around two years to complete.

Yesterday Tom ran to Oamaru from his stop the previous night in Palmerston, and, as in all his stops, he was looking for a place to stay for him and his support team. They stayed at Pen-y-bryn Lodge, Oamaru’s 5-star heritage accommodation, enjoying comfortable beds, a soak in the 19th century bathtub in the lodge’s Elizabeth Room, and a full breakfast in the morning before setting off to his next destination, the town of Waimate.

If you’re interested in Tom’s epic run, or in supporting Oxfam, check out his website,, or his Facebook page,

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One Response to Supporting Oxfam

  1. bearrunner says:

    Wow what an accomplishment!!!


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