Today (13 May) will see 11 athletes embark on 10 marathons in 10 consecutive days around Lake Windermere. Launched in 2007, the Brathay 10in10 has become renowned for its test of endurance, with adventurer Bear Grylls referring to it as ‘An epic challenge that will require an epic strength of mind.’
Regarded as one of the most scenic marathons in the UK, the 26.2 anti-clockwise lap around Lake Windermere takes in the honey-pot sites of Hawkshead, Newby Bridge, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside. Over half the course is run on partially traffic-free roads or roads with a dedicated running lane.
Over the years, the event has witnessed a host of Guinness World Records, with Steve Edwards setting the first benchmark in 2008 with an accumulated time of 35hrs 20’45. More recently, Adam Holland has achieved an even faster time, completing the 10 marathons in 30hrs 20'54 (just over 3 hours for each marathon).
The event is held to raise funds to support Brathay Trust’s work to improve the life chances of children and young people, by inspiring them to engage positively in their communities.
You can view the profiles of those taking part here.