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.