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Runner to cross Britain for Discovery

Sean ConwayAn endurance runner with traverse the length of Britain in a 1x60mins doc for Discovery Channel.

Sean Conway: Running Britain will see the titular athlete running nearly 1,000 miles, from John O’Groats in northern Scotland to Land’s End in the southwest of England.

Conway failed in a previous attempt at the feat last year after injuring his ankle and knee. He will track his journey with video posts and pictures, with GPS technology tracking his exact position.

UK-based indie Tuesday’s Child is producing for Discovery Networks UK & Ireland, which commissioned the 1x60mins programme.

Former Shine TV managing director Karen Smith launched Tuesday’s Child last year. Steph Harris will executive produce for the indie, with Catherine Ball doing the same for Discovery.

“The programme blends high-end photography, with drones capturing aerial images, to illustrate the natural beauty of the British landscape and the scale of Sean’s monumental challenge with self-shooting and a tracking unit to capture up close and personal sequences,” said Discovery Networks International’s VP, production and development, factual Elizabeth McIntyre. “It’s an ambitious film that is made all the more challenging with Sean going off the beaten track and with no fixed route.”