Running More Than 800 Miles in 9 Days

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Overview

In May 2019, I’ll be aiming to break a world record for running from the bottom of the UK to the top – from Land’s End to John o’ Groats (LEJOG).

This means I will need to run around 100 miles a day.
- Distance: Nearly 850 miles
- Time: Less than 9 days and 2 hours
- Running around 18.5 hours per day
- Sleep: 4 hours per night


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Route

I will start in Lands End in Cornwall and end in John o' Groats in Scotland.

Key places I will pass through or nearby include:
Bodmin, Tiverton, Chepstow, Hereford, Warrington, Kendal, Penrith, Lockerbie, Edinburgh, Perth, Aviemore, Inverness


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History

The first recorded journey was by John and Robert Naylor in 1871.

Billy Butlin organised a road walking race in the 1960's, which enhanced the popularity of it.

The route has been completed in many weird and wonderful ways, including skateboarding, by unicycle and even by playing golf the whole way round!

The current men’s record was set by Andi Rivett in 2001 and stands at 9 days, 2 hours and 27 minutes.

The fastest journey is 46 minutes and 44 seconds! Although that was in a plane, so I doubt I'll beat that!


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The Good Causes

As part of the challenge I will be raising awareness and money for Sky Ocean Rescue.

This is a campaign which aims to raise awareness for the impact we are having on our oceans with single-use plastics.

You can read more about it here


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