Mark Bartram Prepares For Coast To Coast Challenge

Mark Bartram, Managing Director of Bartram Mowers and Lawnmowers Direct, has completed a number of endurance challenges in the past. This year he used the London Marathon as a warm up (!) and will soon be completing a nonstop coast to coast run. Everyone here at Bartrams HQ is really impressed, and with such a great time in the Marathon we’re sure Mark is going to do fantastically in his next challenge.

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Towards the end of last year I decided that it was time for another endurance challenge before I get too old and infirm so on the 10th June I am going to run from the Lancashire coast at Workington across to the east coast at Newcastle, nonstop. I am doing this once again with my brother Matt and this is the next step on from our Norwich to London run two years ago.

We will be completing our run on the 10th and 11th June and we aim to finish it in about 40 hours. On this occasion I am running for two local charities The Big C Appeal and the Norfolk Heart Trust.

As a warm up for the coast to coast run I ran the London Marathon on 24th April and I had been hoping for a sub four hour time. In the event the run went much better than I had hoped and I managed to complete the marathon in 3 hours 36 minutes and 40 seconds. I was helped enormously during the race by being fortunate enough to find someone who was aiming to run at a similar pace to me and the other runner, Magnus Walker, helped me keep going during the painful final third of the race when fatigue was really setting in.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Marathon and the wonderful camaraderie it generates amongst the runners and I’m now looking forward to the 10th June and what will be an even bigger challenge!

You can sponsor Mark on his Virgin Money Giving Page by clicking here. Good luck Mark!