Countdown until the world record challenge begins!
On 25th May 2019, I’ll start an attempt to break a world record for running from the bottom of the UK to the top – 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, 2 hours, 26 minutes
- Running: Around 100 miles/18 hours per day
- Sleep: 4 hours per night
I will start in Lands End in Cornwall and end in John o' Groats in Scotland.
There is a detailed Google Maps route on the right.
Key places I will pass through or nearby include:
Bodmin, Tiverton, Chepstow, Hereford, Warrington, Kendal, Penrith, Lockerbie, Edinburgh, Perth, Aviemore, Inverness
If you’re near any of these areas during my challenge, I would love it if you joined me. Just get in contact on the contact page or on social media below
The first recorded journey was in 1871.
The current men’s record was set by Andi Rivett in 2001 and stands at 9 days, 2 hours and 27 minutes.
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 fastest journey is 46 minutes and 44 seconds! Although that was in a plane, so I doubt I'll beat that!
The Good Causes
I will be raising awareness and money for Hope for Children.
You can donate on my fundraising page here - and tell others in your network too!
Hope for Children is a charity that aims to give vulnerable children a happy childhood by improving their access to education and healthcare, and empowering families to support themselves.
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