Jamie Ramsay

Jamie was born in Scotland and lives in London. After 12 years working for an international communications company he decided to trade in the suit and tie for a pair of running shoes and the open road. In 2014, he embarked on a 17,000km solo and unsupported running expedition from Vancouver, Canada, to Buenos Aires, Argentina, raising money for CALM, Macmillan and WaterAid. The expedition took him through 14 countries and included obstacles such as The Atacama Desert, The Andes, The Sechura Desert and negotiating his way around The Darien Gap.

Adventure and Endurance have always been a big part of Jamie’s life. After completing his first Marathon in Stockholm in 2004 he went on to do a marathon in the Lewa Safari Park, Kenya, the Wimbleball 70.3 Ironman and various openwater swims. In 2013, Jamie spent a week running 240km through Vietnam for the STV Appeal which raises money to combat poverty in Scotland.

Since returning, Jamie has cycled from Edinburgh to London, run the 700km Three Peaks route, run 430km around the Scottish Isles, taken part in the famous Medoc Marathon and spent 3 days running in the Alps. When he is not planning or on adventures, he can be found speaking at company events, schools or writing his book.

Jamie has also just completed his Americas run, a distance of 17,000km from Canada to Argentina, almost entirely unsupported over the course of just over a year. You can see his amazing adventure video here.