Welcome to the epic story of one man's quest to run over 1,300km from the top of the UK (John O'Groats) to the bottom (Land's End), and during the journey, find out all about resilience and determination.
Click on highlighted parts of the map below to explore the adventure, find difficult resilience missions for you to complete, news, and more information about Nick Carter's progress.
Here you will find pictures from children who have taken part in this adventure, from around the country. All these young people have taken up the challenge, and done something difficult, to prove they are resilient.
If you would like to have your own mission success pictures posted on this page for the world to see, ask your teacher, and they will send it to Nick Carter for him to judge!
The "name our van" competition is going stong, and here are some suggestions!VIEW THE PICTURE
Here are two feet, covered in resilience stories that Freddy made as part of this adventure. I love reading the stories, and the drawings are great!VIEW THE PICTURE
Here are two feet, covered in resilience stories that Laila and Blake made as part of this adventure. I know how you both felt!VIEW THE PICTURE
Here are two feet with sports resilience stories that Armstrong and Jessica made as part of this adventure. Well done guys!VIEW THE PICTURE
Here are two feet that some children made for this adventure. Keep going and you'll both become really resilient.VIEW THE PICTURE
Take a look at all the "good luck" cards I've been sent! Thank you so much :-) There are some great names for our van as well!VIEW THE PICTURE
Here you'll find a few of the questions that Nick Carter has already been asked about his running and resilience adventure. Have a look and see if your question has already been answered.
If you can't find the answer here, you can give your question to your teacher, and they will send it to Nick Carter for him to answer, live from the run!
Question: Why are you doing this adventure? It looks so difficult!
Answer: That is a great question. It's such an important question that I wanted to make a video to explain it. You can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/276949525
Question: What other sports do you like playing or watching? Do you watch football?
Answer: It's difficult to watch or play sports at the moment. I'm pretty tired every day after running, and there is no TV in our van. Anyway I like to get out and play, rather than just watch :-)
Question: Do you have any tips on being a runner?
Answer: I'm still not a wonderful runner, but I think the thing I have learned on my run so far is that you have to have fun when you're running. If it's too difficult, just go a bit slower. I know it sounds strange, but if you go slower, you actually go further. You will also get faster over time. Enjoy it!
Question: Have you had any suggestions for the name of your van?
Answer: Oh yes! So many. Some of the one's I liked the best were: Resilience, Nick's amazing house on wheels, the home-mobile, and "there's no place like van".
Question: Have I used the toilet in the van yet?
Answer: Thankfully no! I hope we never have to use it.
Question: What inspired you to do this challenge?
Answer: I wanted to learn more about resilience. I needed a challenge that was very difficult, and got harder the longer I did it. This adventure lets me practice not giving up every single day. Every time I want to give up, but don't, I get a bit more resilient.
Question: Have you ever got so tired that you just walked?
Answer: Yes, all the time! I often get tired on a run and either stop for a few minutes, or walk for a few minutes. As long as I can get myself 24 miles closer to my goal every day, I've succeeded.
Question: What qualities do you have to have to be a good runner?
Answer: Well, you need to be patient. You need to be determined. But both of those things (most things, in fact) are things you can learn, by going running (or doing adventures).
Question: How do you shower?
Answer: We have something called a solar shower. It's basically a bit black bag that we fill with cold water from streams and rivers. We put the bag in the sun and it warms up (a bit). Then, when we're feeling very brave, we have a quick shower. It's not a lot of fun.
Question: How do you get WiFi in the van?
Answer: I have a little box (WiFi hotspot) that take with me. It gives me internet while we're travelling. It doesn't always work, though. Some places have no signal.
Question: Do you miss your home?
Answer: We do sometimes, but only because it's quite difficult to do things in the van. Even simple things like cooking or going to bed are much more difficult. It's also a very small place to live, so we often trip over each other when we're moving around.
Question: How do you stay determined?
Answer: I think the most important thing it to make sure you talk kindly to yourself in your own head. If you can do that, you can take on most challenges.
Question: How do you know your adventures are safe?
Answer: You have to be sensible, but as you do more adventures, you start to change your ideas about what is dangerous. For example, climbing Mount Everest is not safe at all, but I thought it was worth it for all the things I would learn. I think it's always best to talk to someone who has done the adventure before, then you can work out if it's too dangerous or not.
Question: What was the hardest part of the run?
Answer: The run is hard every day, and it's getting harder. I think that getting to the starting line was probably the hardest part. It normally is, when you're doing an adventure.
Question: Do you run for charity or for fun?
Answer: I run (and do all my adventures) to make myself into a better person - that's what adventures do. But I run for fun. When things get difficult, though, I remember how many people are sponsoring me, and giving to charity for me to do the adventure - that gives me a lot of strength, and keeps me going.
Question: Do you think you did enough training for this adventure?
Answer: I don't think I've ever felt ready for any adventure I have ever done. I always find a way to get though though. I think I did enough training to start the adventure, and now I'm getting fit enough by actually doing the running every day.
Question: Have you been to any other schools on this adventure?
Answer: Yes, I'm visiting about 30 schools as I travel down the country. I'm also being followed online by about 100 other schools, some as far away as New Zealand!
Question: What music do you listen to when you run?
Answer: I actually listen to stories more than music. I like hearing about other people doing adventures. If I do listen to music, I normally listen to really fast music with a good beat.
Question: Where does Ginny sleep?
Answer: She sleeps in a basket, next to us, in the back of the van.