A TIGER, a bear and a T-Rex dinosaur are among the GPS artwork created by a runner.
Jeric Yuen, 37, from London, has made more than 50 drawings since 2019, using the plotaroute.com website to plan directions for his smartwatch.
Jeric began creating the line patterns after experiencing “one of the most devastating moments of my life”.
He explained: “I was training hard for the Berlin marathon and three weeks before that I sort of broke a toe and was on crutches for three months.”
“It took me almost four months to recover – it was one of the most devastating moments of my life going from being super active to being immobilized and seeing people doing things on social media that I couldn’t.
“After I recovered I thought I should give back to the community because I think everyone deserves to be able to stay active and I found out about Spinal Research and have been raising funds for them ever since.”
The endeavor started by accident after noticing that one of his barrels looked faintly like a face from above.
“So I thought maybe I’ll go out and see if I can draw a human face, went out for a run and I was like – wow, it really does look like a human face.
“And then I found another park in Glasgow that looks like a T-Rex and drew that and started thinking about what else I could draw when I get back to London.”
Although it starts out as a coincidence, that doesn’t make the endeavor a small expense.
“What the people behind the scenes don’t see is that there are many, many hours of planning,” he explains.
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