TOM HUNT

Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

Youngest lengthof-bri­tain run­ner

Last Au­gust, 18-year-old Tom Hunt set out from Land’s End on a quest to be­come the youngest per­son to run the length of Bri­tain. Thirty-one days, 995 miles, 1.6 mil­lion steps and seven kilo­grams of por­ridge later, he touched the post at John O’groats. (At time of go­ing to press he was await­ing con­fir­ma­tion of his record from Guin­ness World Records.)

‘The tough­est stretch was be­tween Shrews­bury and War­ring­ton,’ says the stu­dent from East Sus­sex. ‘I tore a lig­a­ment in my an­kle, broke a fin­ger and had lac­er­a­tions on the backs of my legs from my knee sup­ports.’

Tom only found out he liked run­ning in 2015, af­ter an in­jury ended his rugby ca­reer. ‘I zone out when I run. I feel I could go for­ever.’ Tom raised £20,000 for the ME As­so­ci­a­tion and says he’s al­ready think­ing about his next chal­lenge.

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