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Marathon Men 2013 – “12 Marathons in 12 Days”

Two trainee teachers have finished an incredible charity challenge to run 12 marathons in 12 days. Tim, 24 and Tom 21, ran from Land’s end to London and have raised over £13,000 from their Marathon effort.

They will donate the money to the Mersea Isalnd Festival Trust an Essex based charity which organises an annual camp for 400 disabled and able-bodied young people and adults.

They came up with the idea of Marathon man despite the fact neither of them have attempted long-distance running before.

It was almost a complete unknown when we started training and we’ve been on on a sharp learning curve for the past 18 months. Tim said running is more scientific and mechanical than we realised. When we started with 3 mile runs and felt exhausted at the end of them thought what we got ourselves into”

“It was actually a good thing that we had never run a marathon before beacuse we werent thinking that each day we would have to repeat one of the hardest things we had ever done.”

The lads received help from experts at www.24fit.org,  they devised an endurance training programme for them.

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