Running Raw Around Australia 

Janette Murray-Wakelin, Alan Murray
January 1, 2013
Melbourne, Australia
January 1, 2014
Melbourne, Australia

Janette Murray-Wakelin was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and was told she had 6 months to live. This challenge prompted her to make choices that changed her life forever.

The lifestyle choices she made with the support of her husband Alan, set them both on a journey to optimal health. They started following a raw vegan lifestyle and turned into fit veteran ultra-endurance runners whose life has improved tremendously, not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally.

To inspire and motivate conscious lifestyle choices, to promote kindness and compassion for all living beings and to raise environmental awareness for a sustainable future, Janette and Alan ran together around Australia, 15,782 km, throughout the year 2013. 

Janette and Alan finished running 365 marathons in 365 days in Melbourne on December 31, 2013.

On January 1, 2014 they ran one more marathon #366 to set a new World Record for the most consecutive marathons, the only couple to Run Around Australia, both 60+ years young, fueled entirely on a raw vegan plant-based diet and wearing barefoot shoes!

Together they have proven beyond any doubt, that by living a conscious lifestyle, you are never too old (and never too young) to achieve optimum health and physical fitness.

“We’re Fueled on Fresh, Ripe, Organic Fruit & Vegetables.
We have been enjoying unlimited energy for the past 10 years due primarily to our 100% Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet.
A vegan diet is based on fresh, ripe, organic fruits and vegetables with NO animal products.

A 100% low fat, raw, vegan diet is based on the 80/10/10 principle of 80% carbohydrates, 10% protein and 10% fat derived from fresh, ripe, organic fruits and vegetables. A low fat, raw vegan 80/10/10 diet does NOT include any animal products, processed or junk foods and does NOT include any stimulants, drugs, supplements nor ‘superfoods’.

By eliminating all acid-forming foods (everything other than fresh ripe, organic fruits and vegetables) and increasing the amount of alkaline food in our diet,(fresh, ripe, organic fruits and vegetables) we have attained a higher level of optimum health, improved our physical fitness and increased our performance level.

Our typical daily menu may include:
On rising and before a short (15km) training run: 10oz pure spring water, 1 banana.
Breakfast and after short run: Green smoothie (fruit, greens & water), 5+ bananas.
Lunch: Either 20+ mandarines,10+ oranges, 1 melon, 1 pineapple, 5+ bananas and/or other fruits.
Dinner: Either a large green salad with savoury fruits; tomato, cucumber, courgette, capsicum etc
or a large fruit smoothie, or 1 large fruit such as melon, papaya, pineapple etc.
Snacks: Any fruit or freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juice.
Before a long (15+km) training run: 20oz water, 10oz fruit smoothie, 2-5 bananas.
During a long (20+km) training run: water, dates. After a long (20+km) run: Breakfast plus extra fruit especially bananas.”

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