Local running man Tom Boother will be setting off from Lands End in Cornwall on Monday, 18th April with a goal of reaching John O’Groats in Scotland in just 14 days.
Tom is a keen runner and has achieved a number of ultra-marathons both in the UK and abroad over the years. This new challenge will push Tom to the limit as he covers a distance of approximately 60 miles a day!
Tom will be running the 815 mile length of Britain in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice EACH and Great Ormond Street Hospital GOSH charities.
Tom contacted two10degrees to ask if they would support his challenge and provide him with a device, to track his progress from Cornwall to Scotland. Two10degrees will be providing Tom with a small tracker which will be attached to his backpack. The device will send its position regularly and will be shown on a live map.
“When I dreamed up this challenge I thought it would be great if people could track my progress - this will be good for my friends and family but also for the charities to promote what I am doing. Then two10degrees came to mind and they have been brilliant, in lending me the tracker but also working with Banbury Howard in embedding the tracker on a map within the website tomslejog.co.uk. I even know Lucy will be texting me if I stop for too long!”
“We’re often asked to support extreme challenges and expeditions across the world but this one is different; Tom is local to us and his challenge is in aid of a local charity too. We’re thrilled to be supporting Tom and look forward to following his progress.”
– Lucy Finlayson, Client Services Manager, two10degrees
Friends, family and supporters will be able to keep up with Tom’s progress via the live online map, which can be found on the website. Tom is also encouraging fellow runners to join him on sections of the route and will be live Tweeting along the way #GoTom.
“I have never run for charity before, but I decided that this run is too big not to. I have decided to support EACH because, having visited The Treehouse Hospice, their work is simply amazing. I will also be supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital as I was an outpatient there as a child.”
Tom aims to collect at least £10 for every mile he runs, that’s a target of £8160.00 for two extraordinary causes. To donate, please visit Tom’s fundraising page.
Tom is being supported by Dave Williams of Sports Med East, a physiotherapist who will be following him on his journey, and Chris McManus, from the Human Performance Department of the University of Essex, who is helping Tom as he builds up to the challenge.
For more information and to follow Tom’s adventure, please visit the website.
Get social: #TomsLeJog #GoTom twitter: @tomboother – Instagram @tomslejog