Scotland to Sahara – going the distance with Formthotics™

20 March 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

In 2011 Dr Andrew Murray ran 34 miles a day, for 78 consecutive days (that’s over 100 marathons!) to make it from John o’ Groats (Scotland) to the Sahara Desert (Africa). At the finish line he had reached a grand total of 4279.2 kilometers (2659 miles).

The journey was not without pain, including an Achilles tendon problem. Andrew was fitted with Formthotics to relieve his pain.

"I found the Formthotics to be a very effective solution to the Achilles tendons problems I developed during Scotland to Sahara. It took me a few days to get used to them, as would be the case with any orthotics, but they helped significantly in alleviating the problem I had. I will continue to use them, and would recommend them to anyone looking for a cost effective solution to this type of problem."

Formthotics reduce Achilles pain by providing medial arch support and heel support to reduce tightness in the gastrocnemius and soleus.

Andrew is dedicated to reducing poverty in the South Gobi region of Mongolia.

Andrew has his sights set on the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup for 2014, along with his busy career. In his own words he is "not sure I would cope with with not having a challenge or two on the horizon, so I will definitely go out and race in the 50km World Trophy Final (qualification permitting), I’ll be doing an exciting challenge with Donnie Campbell in Scotland, and have an exciting speedclimb in Asia up my sleeve."