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Bodhisattva Conversations with… Tony Hewett

Tony Hewett works in the lives of young offenders and young people with special needs and behavioural issues.

He shares with us his enjoyment of his work and what he derives from what is often perceived as a difficult role.

Tony is also a life time runner, and for the last ten years he has gravitated towards longer and longer distances, including running seven marathons in seven days; twenty four ultras in one year which included a five day race in Spain!

He talks to us about his philosophy of stretching to try things we’re not sure we can do and the value of being prepared to fail and the learning that can arise from this .

He explores how his approach works in both his work and his sport.


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I have been running all of my life – it feels I was born to run. In the running step I experienced freedom and my true expression. I came to see that I needed to ‘get out of the way of myself’ and let my energy flow through the running step; allow it to express itself in the dance and the motion of running.

I have also worked in the lives of others as a guide, counsellor, healer and teacher for over 40 years.

I lived as a nomad for 6 years with my husband Anadi, but my inner voice brought me back to the UK in May 2019 and I have been living and working and running in London since then….