My name is Jup Brown, I’m 43 years old and I’m from Wanaka, New Zealand. I have a love for travel and in the past 5 years I took that love to a level that turned into something amazing… I ran the length of New Zealand, 2937kms in 67 days and then Japan 4259kms in 97 days, The US 5410kms in 114 day and then rode a bicycle across Canada 13400kms in 125 days. So much FUN!
I wasn’t a runner before then but with my love of sports, and desire to do something different with every day where I can, I had the idea. Through meeting a special man called Nick Chisholm, my run and reason to do it stepped up a level. A level that would change my life and show just how powerful a smile is, and how much of a difference it can make when people come together for something special.
When I’m not travelling around our awesome world I’m either working as a plumber in NZ and Australia, or in Japan where I have been visiting regularly for the past 20 years. In Japan I work on a ski field where I build a Mogul course for one of the stops on the World Cup Circuit that comes to Japan. I help dig and build the course and also translate for the athletes when they arrive. I love this job. I have been lucky and are getting chances to do other World Cups and all sorts of events.
Below are a few shots from our NZ run in 2011, and you can find more information on it at www.jupbrown.com It was the best thing I have ever done in my life and I’m now looking forward to doing more of the same, but in a different way. My goal is to have as much fun and enjoy the people who I am always so lucky to meet along the way.
Thank you all!!