10 marathons in as many days for Lord's Taverners

17th Sep 2014
10 marathons in as many days for Lord's Taverners

Leicestershire CCC Catering Manager John Stew completed his magnificent marathon challenge in aid of the Lord’s Taverners.

A total of 38 competitors started the challenge on 4th September but sadly 23 fell by the wayside during the event through injuries and physical fatigue.

The five marathon courses were multi-terrain, ranging from farmland, country parks, woodland, former ministry of defence training land, and 20% country roads.

Along with fourteen other runners, John completed the Great Barrow Challenge, where he ran ten marathons in as many days, and is now the second oldest person in the UK ever to complete a gruelling 10 multi-terrain marathon series.

John took his marathon tally to 100 during the Leicester Marathon last year and decided to take on one final challenge before he stopped running at this distance and moves to coaching marathon runners.

John collected ten medals for his amazing achievement and his efforts have raised nearly £2,000 for a fantastic cause that helps to give young people a sporting chance in life.

He said: “To all my running and non-running friends, thank you so much for your support over the ten days. Your messages of supports kept me going when times got tough.

“Fifteen of us completed the first multi-terrain marathon series in the UK. In the final race I pulled a muscle and had to walk the last ten miles, and the other fourteen runners came back out and walked the last mile with me. Life does not get any better than that!

“Thanks to everybody who has donated to such a great cause, your support is really appreciated.”

To ensure John gets to his new £2,000 target and beyond, please donate here

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