If you have taken on the Great North Run before, you’ll know just how far 13.1 miles feels, despite the roars of support from the watching crowds. So spare a thought for St Oswald’s supporter, Lucas Wenn 32 from Cramlington, who recently ran 48 miles in 48 hours in support of his local hospice!
Lucas took inspiration from the famous ‘David Goggin Challenge’ which requires participants to run four miles every four hours, day and night, clocking up nearly two marathons worth of distance in two days. It takes its name from American fitness guru David Goggins, who is a former Navy Seal. As a serving member of the HM Armed Forces, Lucas wanted to take on his toughest running challenge to date and really test himself. He said: