THE WORLD RECORD
Official Guinness World Record Attempt: Running the The entire length of Ireland. 354 miles in less than 3.5 days. Mizen Head in County Donegal to Malin Head in County Cork
Running this route will be huge under taking and has been a goal of mine ever since I started ultra running back in 2012. On 11th May 3:15pm 2017 at that exact time I ill be 40yrs old, I will start my Guinness World Record attempt to run the length of Ireland. The 345 mile journey will start at the weather station in Mizen Head in county Donegal Ireland most northern point and finish at the lighthouse in Malin Head in county cork, Irelands most southern point.
Goal: World Record attempt to run the length of Ireland in under 3 1/2 days. Distance: 345 miles.
Currant Guinness World Record Holder: Mimi Anderson in a time of 3 days, 15 hrs, 36 minutes, 23 seconds in 2012
So 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.
caesars 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 ACHIVE 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.