Liz McColgan to run in RelayGB world record attempt
GB runner Liz McColgan signs up to take part the RelayGB attempt to break the record for most back-to-back marathons
Legendary runner Liz McColgan has signed up to take part in RelayGB – the world record attempt for the most back-to-back marathons in May – and needs at least 30 more Scots to join her.
RelayGB is a new charity fundrasing event that will see hundreds of runners covering 2,600 miles around Britain in over 100 non-stop marathons to break the world record for distance relay running, while raising £500,000 in aid of Brain Tumour UK.
The event, which is supported by Adidas, is taking place between 4 – 24 May 2012 and will attempt to break the current world record for long-distance relay running, which stands 1,923 miles.
The route starts in London and will make a circuit of Britain, taking in major cities including Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle.
The event is open to any runners, who can share a 26-mile leg as a team, as well as those who feel they can tackle 26 miles on their own. Corporate and running club entries are welcome.
Visit www.relaygb.org to find out more and sign up.