Josh Patterson

Run 4 Nations

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“The world is so noisy that unless we do something that is going to shake the world, the world is just not going to hear it.” 

On May 29th, 2021, I will attempt to become the first person to run a marathon in all 4 countries in the UK in just 24 hours. There will be no rest, no sleep and most of all, no room for error. 

I hope to continue my journey to redefine how mental health is perceived in society and am prepared to push myself beyond my limits, again, to prove not only to myself but to others that whilst mental health may be seen as a weakness, your mind is stronger than you know. 

Running in all 4 countries of the United Kingdom is a momentus element of this challenge. I understand that to truly raise awareness, requires exposure and what better way to speak to as many people as possible than to cross borders and go beyond Great Britain. 

“We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world. I want this challenge to be a reminder that you are not alone. Every day I run, I run for you!”

I really do believe that we are stronger together, as a collective of people that support each other. That is how we make change. Let's contribute to the change in narrative around mental health. 

As someone who has battled with mental health I know full well, that at times even in a crowded room, even with a loving family or an amazing bunch of friends, you can still feel very much alone. 

I don’t know why but sometimes expressing how you feel to a stranger can in fact be so much easier than speaking to your family, maybe it's the privacy or just the fresh perspective, either way they provide no judgement, no pressure and it's something I truly believe can and has changed someone's life. 

Samaritans are there to listen, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ensuring that you don’t have to feel alone. That's what Run 4 Nations is all about. 

Every 90 minutes, someone in the UK or Ireland takes their own life. In the next hour, they respond to more than 400 calls for help. It takes just £5 to answer a call from someone struggling to cope, it’s a small price to save a life. 

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Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year providing a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. For more information please visit

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