Current Challenges I’m training for…

To compete in the Equinox24, a 24 hour race round 10k course at Belvoir castle in Leicestershire from noon on Saturday 17th September 2016. I hope to cover 100 miles.

This November, the whole Hell of a Hill event, 5 very hilly marathons in 5 days. Failed in 2015 so I’m going to have another go!

To run the five marathon majors, London, New York, Boston, Berlin & Chicago. Only got Boston Left to do.
We now have a 6th major, Tokyo . . .  I’m not sure if it really appeals to me but I don’t know why?

To run a 5th Brathay 10 marathons in 10 days from 12th to 21st May 2017, making myself only the 2nd person to do this.

Completed Challenges

My first Double, 2 Marathons in 2 days.
Great Langdale 25th September 2010
Anglesey 26th September 2010

To Complete 12 Marathons in 2010.

To Complete 24 Marathons in 2011, revised and completed target was 30.

My first Ultra, the London City Ultra 50km 20th February 2011, completed in 5 hours 8 minutes and 7 seconds.

Ran the Enigma Quadzilla (4 marathons in 4 days) every day under 4 hours 9th to 12th February 2012.

Completed 100 marathons and  joined the 100 Marathon Club at Greater Manchester Marathon 28th April 2013.

Completed all events in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival:-
Saturday 24th May 2015
10k, 9am start, 43 minutes 12 seconds
5k, 11am start, 43 minutes 45 seconds, with my daughter Abbey doing her first 5k race
Sunday 25th May 2015
Half marathon, 8am start, 1 hour 35 minutes 10 seconds
Full marathon, 9:50am start, 3 hours 59 minutes 21 seconds

Ran the Amsterdam Full marathon and Half marathon on the same day, 18th October 2015.

The Big One
Brathay 10 Marathons in 10 Days, 13th to 22nd May 2011
Brathay 10 Marathons in 10 Days, 10th to 19th May 2013
Brathay 10 Marathons in 10 Days, 8th to 17th May 2015

Brathay 10 Marathons in 10 Days, 13th to 22nd May 2016

Malc’s Marathon Bucket List.

Below are marathons I would love to take part in… I have a terrible memory so this list is more to help me not forget races I’ve seen and fancy doing, than for the “Internet Massive” to read but yourare welcome to brouse this list, you might gets some great holiday ideas!

Overseas Marathons
• Antarctic Ice Marathon (Nov)
• Athens (Nov)
• Barcelona (March)
• Boston (April)
• Cyprus (March)
• Great Wall of China (May)
• Hong Kong (Jan)
• La Rochelle (Nov)
• Las Vegas (Nov)
• Marrakech (Jan)

• Niagara Falls (Oct)
• Reykjavik (Aug)
• Rio De Janeiro (July)
• Rome (March)
• Seattle Quadzilla (Nov) – Click here for web link
• San Fancisco (July)
• Sydney (Sept) – Click here for web link

UK Marathons

• Abingdon (Sept)
• Beachy Head (Oct)
• Brighton (April)
• Cornish (Nov)
• Giant’s Causeway (Sept)
• Isle of Man (Aug)
• Jersey (Oct)
• Kent Road Runner (May)
• Kielder (Oct)
• Loch Ness (Sept)
• Picnic . . . Reported to be the hardest in the UK only run once every 2 years (June)


Why always 26.2 miles?
It’s a stupid distance anyway!
Should I try and run further than a marathon?

Run a 30 mile & a 40 mile race?

The Lakeland 50 . . . 50 hilly miles all in one go.

A 100k race or 100 mile race, not sure whether I really want to at the moment but what a challenge they would be.

Don’t know where, don’t know when.

The Marathon Des Sables – Click here for web link

Hummmh….. I’ve done a lot, even more to do!

One frosty morning before breakfast on top of Coniston Old Man, March 2007.