Birth of runAway Full Series Online

When British model and talent coordinator Dean Newcombe invited me out to Shizuoka to perform a stunt and shoot footy with him and the runAway crew, I literately jumped at the opportunity. Hours later I was on a Shinkansen bound for Shizuoka. Why?…..because I love that kind of adventure. The shows creators were in closed door discussions with NHK. I had an idea, but no confirmation when the segment in which I was would be aired.

The series wasn’t schedule yet so I did not want ruin the surprise. I am not privy to how don’t Dean did it, but it was aired on National TV on NHK, as well as on YouTube. I’ve posted every episode below but the one I am bias to is when I “raced” Newcombe on Mount Kuno (Episode 2 Part 3).

For the ride down the mountain, I was on a Kebbek Ben Dub Pro Model (now stored in Miyagi Japan), Custom Modified Paris Truck Co. with Bones Hardcore Bushings (Downhill Bushings) and Powell Peralta DH Byron Essert Pro-model Wheels. I also made sure I was protected with a TSG helmet and Darkspeed Slide Gloves incase things got overly gnarly. For me, they didn’t, but its always nice and safe to be extra prepared. Additionally, I brought my Loaded Icarus since it was unclear when I left exactly what I would be doing for this shoot. That was part of the fun.

Today I am posting the Episode which I am in on my Facebook Page (Click The Video where I changed the Thumbnail Image). It went live while I was travelling. We were lucky too, Dean Newcombe provided this short Behind the Scenes video.

Here is an extra little tidbit from episode 3. We are joined by Dan Pape for a friendly challenge and a demonstration of downhill long-boarding. We also get ...

Thank You

Big thanks to runAway for their relentless efforts in pursuing this production resulting in it coming to fruition here in Japan. Take it from me, that is no easy task and it deserves a standing ovation.

These guys too! (below) They are all planting seeds and growing roots in Japan which I applaud them for. It’s not only difficult, but it takes a whole lot of mental stamina to sustain a healthy and positive lifestyle here in Japan. When more doors are closed then open, its important for dudes like the runAway crew to get kudos when it’s well deserved.

(seen in the picture below - follow these dudes on Instagram)

Me | Dean or runAway | Steven | Duncan

Left to Right  Me, Dean Newcombe, Steven LeFever & Duncan Buckley  (all involved in shooting, acting or stunts for runAway Japan)  Photo from Steve’s Camera?          ALL THE EPISODES

Left to Right

Me, Dean Newcombe, Steven LeFever & Duncan Buckley

(all involved in shooting, acting or stunts for runAway Japan)

Photo from Steve’s Camera?

ALL THE EPISODES

And we are off! We leave for a 50 day adventure, first stop, Mount Fuji! Can we climb all the way to the top? Please enjoy the climb! Please let us know in the comment section what you thought about the final conclusion to episode 1^^ We will be back soon with Episode 2 as we take on Izu Peninsula with Kayaks!
The adventure continues with episode 2! Ep2 premiered on NHK World's Catch Japan show on the 31st of May. https://www.jibtv.com/programs/catch_japan_2019/20190530.html In runAway: Sole of Japan, Dean and a team of foreigners embark on a journey which will take them to their physical limits, as they attempt to discover the Soul of this unique and wonderful nation.
In part 2 of Ep2 we are exploring deep into Izu peninsular in Shizuoka Prefecture. Izu is a beautiful place, known for its nature. We are off to see Jorentaki waterfall! In runAway: Sole of Japan, Dean and a team of foreigners embark on a journey which will take them to their physical limits, as they attempt to discover the Soul of this unique and wonderful nation.
We head to the town of Shimoda in Izu, Shizuoka Japan. Then Dean heads to the Dragon Shrine and the gang have fun on the beach! In runAway: Sole of Japan, Dean and a team of foreigners embark on a journey which will take them to their physical limits, as they attempt to discover the Soul of this unique and wonderful nation.
We are back! Episode 3 part 1! And we have a lot of interesting and amazing adventures to show you from out time in Shizuoka Prefecture. Ep3 aired originally inside Catch Japan on NHK World. The short piece focuses on the running into the Shizuoka mountains...that will come in Part 2 and Part 3!
Next up, Episode 3 part 2! This time we head to Mount Kuno, see the temple up there on the hillside, longboard down it, and then head off for a very extreme running challenge! Ep3 aired originally inside Catch Japan on NHK World.
Next up, Episode 3 part 3! This time we head to Sumatakyo Onsen Valley and stay at the Kyumuso Ryokan...we get that by...a lot of running! Ep3 aired originally inside Catch Japan on NHK World. The short piece focuses on the running into the Shizuoka mountains...that will come in Part 2 and Part 3!
This is the final part of Episode 3 - part 4! This time we head to a famous bridge in Japan called "Yume no tsuri bashi" or "The bridge of dreams". We ride a real life Thomas the Tank Engine and Dean stops for a traditional Japanese tea experience!
Part one! Its go time! We are working our way along the coast of Shizuoka, trying to reach the beautiful Nagatajima Sand-Dunes! In runAway: Sole of Japan, Dean and a team of foreigners embark on a journey which will take them to their physical limits, as they attempt to discover the Soul of this unique and wonderful nation.
We run, row and ride our way to reach Hamanako Lake, famous for its Unagi Eel delicacy. Let's eat! In runAway: Sole of Japan, Dean and a team of foreigners embark on a journey which will take them to their physical limits, as they attempt to discover the Soul of this unique and wonderful nation.
A wacky race starts the day with a lot of fun! We are leaving Shizuoka prefecture and entering Aichi Prefecture. In a City called Okazaki we are eating the local food (Miso) and as always enjoying the wonders of Japan!
Not for the faint at heart! In this episode we try a great delicacy in Japan! Octopus that moves in your mouth! In runAway: Sole of Japan, Dean and a team of foreigners embark on a journey which will take them to their physical limits, as they attempt to discover the Soul of this unique and wonderful nation.
Dan Pape