Man completes Land's End to John O'Groats challenge PLUS the English Channel for the NHS

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Man completes Land's End to John O'Groats challenge PLUS the English Channel for the NHS

Published at 3:36pm 5th June 2020. (Updated at 3:37pm 5th June 2020)

Liam Marsh set off to run the length of the country to raise money for NHS charities together.

However, when he discovered he was completing the distance quicker than he expected, Liam also decided to tackle the length of the English Channel as well. 

Liam began his virtual Land's End to John O'Groats challenge on the 14th of April and finished the 1084 miles on the 30th of May, as he'd set himself until the 31st of May to complete it, he decided to also brave the Channel's 21 miles in the hope to boost his fundraising total.

The distance was run indoors, through his house, with Liam joking initially about the longevity of the carpet on social media.

However after finishing the challenge he confirmed 'The carpet has done surprisingly well, only some slight wear; it’s actually survived better than my shoes!'. 

He continued; 'I was hoping to be able to finish early and do something a little bit extra and, luckily, I was able to do that'.

'I was really happy to pass the £1,000 mark, especially as the vast majority of it came from people I know; I never really ask to be sponsored to do things as most people I know don’t have money to spare too often, so I am really grateful that they decided to support me'.

'As the money is going to a great cause; to support those people supporting all of us, I consider that it was well worth it'.

'I feel absolutely knackered now that I’ve actually stopped; I have also noticed that if I sit still for too long, my ankles and knees down want to work and I have to walk around like I’m made of wood for a bit; my joints definitely aren’t my biggest fans right now'.

'I’m slowly recovering though so I should be back to normal soon.'

Liam's JustGiving page is still open for donations, so if you'd like to contribute, or find out more, you can do so here.

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