Run Leader Paul completes 50 marathons in 50 days
13 September 2016
Last weekend England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness, Run Group leader and runner Paul Lewis completed his challenge to run 50 marathons in 50 days, in an average time of 3 hours 57 minutes and 2 seconds per day, to raise money for The British Red Cross.
Marathons were completed daily in a continuous run without any 'lunch stops' taken. Watch started, 26.22 miles, watch stopped. On trying to find out how this rates he received this reply from Traviss Willcox, Chairman of the 100 Marathon Club, "I suspect the number is small…. (and that’s in total over a career) in 50 days, wow! Well done on such an amazing feat!"
And this from ultra-runner and author Dean Karnazes who himself completed a 50/50 in 2006, "Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment, Paul. Simply incredible. Mostly, I just want to offer my humble pat on the back. You inspire."
He is now looking for athletes of all abilities to coach, along with his team of run leaders at viewtube runners, in the Olympic Park, weekly on Tues/Thurs 6.30 Aquatic Centre and Sunday 9am at viewtube cafe. firstname.lastname@example.org