P1_3 I Would Walk 500 Miles

Phil Relton, Scott Davis, Alice Ramsden, Connor Clark


In their 1988 song 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)' [1], The Proclaimers state that they would be willing to walk 500 miles, and then 500 more, in order to be the man that falls down at your door. In this paper we examine the feasibility for a Proclaimer, modelled on the average Scottish male human, to walk such distances without food. It was found that a Proclaimer, would lose 1:3% of its body mass after 500 miles and 2:8% after 500 more.

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