You’d think running 50 miles a day for 50 days straight would be enough to make anyone give up exercise for good! But not Sam Boatwright – aka The Epic Runner. Instead, his new venture has seen him raise the bar even higher.
In 2012 Sam, a teacher at St Bede’s in Bradford, ran 50 miles a day for 50 days – a total of 2,500 miles – around the UK raising money for Help The Heroes. Sam’s Herculean efforts raised over £16,500 for the charity, money used to support those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses whilst serving in the armed forces.
Starting in New York last week, Sam will run 50 miles one day and cycle 100 miles the next, alternating between the two disciplines… until he reaches Los Angeles. Which, depending on the route he takes, could mean running and cycling as many as 2,800 miles! (That’s 4,500km for those who’ve gone metric…)
Here’s the moment that Sam began his run!
So far, Sam is on the fifth day of his challenge, and in this time he has travelled hundreds of miles, even being pulled over by the police on one occasion! He is currently in Pittsburg and although he has already put himself through what most of us would consider a gruelling challenge, there is much yet to come! You can following Sams progress via his Facebook page “Epic Run.”
Sam is running in support of Help for Heroes, and if you’d like to make a donation in support of Sam you can head over to http://samboatwright.com/ for full details!
We will continue to follow Sams journey and bring you updates whenever we can!