JavaScript is either disabled or not supported by your browser !

Running on Empty

Guy Deacon / John Telfer
18000 miles 25 countries 12 months 5 breakdowns 1 emergency evacuation and 3650 prescription pills. At the age of sixty and having lived with Parkinson's disease for over ten years Guy Deacon set out for one last adventure: to drive 18000 miles from his home in the UK to the southern tip of Africa. Along the way in partnership with charities Parkinson's Africa and Cure Parkinson's he would help to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease the fastest growing neurological condition in the world with no known cause and no cure. During this incredible twelve-month journey the former British Army officer travelled through deserts jungles cities and villages across twenty-five countries and down the full length of Africa. Along the way he broke down five times underwent one emergency evacuation and took 3650 prescription pills. With very little use of his hands poor spatial awareness and often appearing to be drunk to those who do not understand the disease it was the kindness of strangers and friends both old and new that kept Guy going on his remarkable adventure. Guy's journey was quite simply an incredible feat by a man travelling with a debilitating neurological condition.

  • Published by Boldwood
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Biography
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 11th April 2024
  • Duration 09 Hrs. 05 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781802472257