A 135-mile, multi-terrain run following Canada's dynamic East Coast Trail


In 2016 James visited his Grandparents' home of Newfoundland to run 135 miles of developed hiking trails on the island's renowned East Coast Trail route. The run was spread over the course of five days, with an average distance greater than a marathon each day. The trail, a community-led route that is constantly under development, is located on the east coast of Canada on the shores of the Avalon Peninsula in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It takes in stunning coastal scenery, from high rocky bluffs to tiny coves, and has an overall elevation gain of several thousand meters. James ran alone and unsupported by day but with extra luggage moved between night-time stops.