Challenges & Achievements

Current Challenges . . .

To run a 5th Brathay 10 marathon in 10 days from 11th to 20th May 2018. I tried and failed in 2017 due to a knee cartilage problem but lets hope 2018 is my year.

I would like to be the person to have run the most official laps of Lake Windermere. This could take a few years, lets see how many I can do! And it will be great to keep raising money for the Brathay Trust along the way.

Why always 26.2 miles? It’s a stupid distance anyway!

To run an accurately measured 50k to have an officially recorded time for the distance. That said, how about a 100k race?

Run a 100 mile race to get an official time for the distance.

The Marathon Des Sables? – Click here for web link


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

Completed the Equinox 24, a 24 hour race round a 10k course at Belvoir castle, Lincolnshire. Starting a noon on Saturday 17th September 2016 and continuing until noon Sunday. I covered 100 miles, 16 and a bit laps in just over the 24 hour period.

Ran the original 5 marathon majors; Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London and New York. I completed London in 1998, New York in 1999, Chicago in 2000, Berlin in 2012 and finally Boston in 2017. We now have a 6th marathon major, Tokyo . . . I’m not sure if it really appeals to me so not on my bucket list at the moment.

In November 2016 I completed the Hell of a Hill event in Bolton, consisting of 5 very hilly marathons in 5 days. I failed to complete the event in 2015 so it was great to return and complete it this time!

Lakeland 50, 50 miles across the Lake District starting at Dalemain House and finishing in Coniston, 29th July 2017. Finishing time 12 hours 38 minutes 25 seconds. Maybe I’ll have to have a go at the Lakeland 100?

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)
• Cyprus (March)
• Great Wall of China (May)
• Hong Kong (Jan)
• La Rochelle (Nov)
• Las Vegas (Nov)
• Marrakech (Jan)
• Niagara Falls (Oct)
• Rio De Janeiro (July)
• Rome (March)
• Seattle Quadzilla (Nov) – Click here for web link
• San Fancisco (July)
• Australia Outback Marathon (July) – Click here for web link
• 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)

Hummmh….. I’ve done so much and still so much to do!

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