After completing his a his 365th successive daily 10k, Maurice Dononhue could be forgiven for putting his feet up and reflecting on his incredible show of endurance. However, it seems resting up is the furthest thing on the West Dunbartonshire runner’s mind.
Maurice celebrated his final 10k on Wednesday (26 July) with a ‘MoBot’ – which despite perhaps not quite being as famous as Mo Farah’s trademark celebration was a well-deserved moment after his fantastic achievement.
Over the past year Maurice has covered 2665 miles while working his way through five pairs of running shoes. His ‘Run With Maurice’ project encouraged people to lace-up their running shoes and help fight dementia together and attracted support from three-time Formula One champion Sir Jackie Stewart along with 1970 Commonwealth Games 10,000 metre gold medal winner Lachie Stewart.
Now after completing his incredible test of endurance Maurice will turn his focus on to a further challenge – completing the remaining 15 of his 27 half marathon challenge.
I’m really looking forward to the next stage in the ‘Run With Maurice’ challenge,” Maurice said.
“Many thanks to all those that took part in the 3k, 5k and 10k Community Event along with key helpers, for all the support provided by local runners over the course of the year and to all that have donated to the two charities (Race Against Dementia and Sporting Memories Foundation) in support of raising awareness of Dementia.”