Eat and Swim

An ode to Scott Jurek’s Eat and Run

I first read Scott Jurek’s book “Eat and Run — my unlikely journey to ultramarathon greatness” when I was preparing for the London to Brighton 100 kilometre race. I was experimenting with alternatives to energy gels for fuel to keep me going for up to 20 hours of non-stop-walking. The inspirational back story to Scott’s early life and dominance of some of the toughest long-distance running events was…



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Neil Mapes

Beach wanderer, sea swimmer, trail runner and charity leader. Loving life in the Highlands of Scotland.