Having just completed his 469 Marathon, and having run his last two Marathons in under three hours, Steve is having a “holiday” and going up to the Lake District for another marathon challenge and the defence of his world record!Here is his personal take on that challenge:-
“Between 8th and 17th May I will be attempting to complete the Brathay 10 marathons in 10 days challenge for a third successive time and also look to defend my record for the fastest aggregate time which I set at last year’s event. The marathon route for this challenge follows the same hilly 26.2 mile circuit around Lake Windermere, considered to be one of the UK’s toughest road marathons. At the age of 46, I will be the oldest male challenger in the event, (the youngest is just 22), so the thought of attempting to run another 10 consecutive marathons around England’s largest lake let alone defend a world record is particularly daunting.
In preparation for my attempt, I have run over 1400 miles in all weathers since the start of the new year which on average equates to over 11 miles every day for just over 4 months. This in itself has been extremely demanding, however having endured two previous 10 in 10 challenges, this is essential training for what is not only an extreme test of stamina and physical strength, but also mental endurance.
I will again be raising money for the Brathay Hall Trust charity which makes this all worth while and I’m determined to at least complete the challenge. Brathay’s work with disadvantaged children and young people from all over the UK is invaluable in giving them the confidence and life skills to make positive choices which ultimately helps them overcome the difficulties arising from their poor social circumstances.
10 Marathons in 10 days, that’s 262 gruelling miles in total. You can follow my progress or indeed sponsor me on my Justgiving page at
Source: Steve Edwards