in 2007 the Top Gear Star Richard Hammond was trying to reach his home in Herefordshire, UK when he got stuck in tremendous traffic. It took him the incredible 12 hours to get from London to Gloucestershire which is usually a 2-hour-drive but because of flooding in the area the roads had become disastrous. So about 3am at night Hammond decided to abandon his car and run home. He had his running gear and waterproof jacket in the car so he put all on, got his iPod and just went off into the pitch black night. As he later told the press, there was no way he would miss his daughter’s fourth birthday as he already spent enough time away from home.
It took him 2.5 hours to run the 16 miles home and he got to spend the whole day with his family.