The 345 mile journey will start at the weather station in Mizen Head in County Cork Ireland’s most southern point and finish at the lighthouse in Malin Head in County Donegal, Ireland’s most northern point.
Goal: World Record attempt to run the length of Ireland in under 3 1/2 days.
Distance: 345 miles.
Date: 11 May, 3.15pm.
Current Official Guinness World Record Holder: Mimi Anderson in a time of 3 days, 15 hrs, 36 minutes, 23 seconds in 2012.
Eoin Keith has recently completed the course in 3 days, 3 hours and 47 minutes. His record is awaiting verification with Guinness World Records.
The main reason why I am competing in this challenge and why I have competed in all of my long distance running events to date is for one reason and one reason only:
TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR THE EARLY DETECTION OF TESTICULAR CANCER
TOM’S MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS
As well as competing in 6 duathlons, 8 triathlons, 2 half ironman, 5 cycle sportive, 4 half marathons, 2 marathons, 1 nutty november & 1 Mad may idea (running 10km every day for each of those months, 1 x 50 miler, 1 x 55 miler, 2 x 65 miler, 6 x 100 milers, 2 x 145 milers, 1 x 184 miler, 1 x 368 miler and of course 1000s & 1000s of training miles.
Caesar’s camp: 2013 10th place
This race was truly epic and known as the hardest ultra in the uk, with 15200ft of elevation change in a 10 x 10 mile looped course on MOD land which was very harsh indeed as to was the weather, I completed the race in 25hrs 37min, 10th out of 59 starters.
T184 – 2015: 2nd place
184 non-stop race along the Thames Path from the Thames Barrier to the source in the Cotswolds. Completely unsupported and solo. Unsupported meaning only the aid was water, I had to carry my own food and kit for the entire event.
Double T184 2016: FIRST PERSON TO ACHIEVE THIS – 3rd place in main race
368 miles each 184 miles completely unsupported run from the Thames Barrier to the source in the cotswold and then back to the Thames Barrier. Unsupported meaning the only aid was water, i had to carry my own food and kit for the entire event.