Eddie Izzard's Challenge

1,000 miles in 7 weeks

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05/08/2009 at 13:58
He's blooming bonkers! but best of luck to him!
05/08/2009 at 15:21

not sure howe someone who has trained for a month can have completed the equivalent of 8 marathons already - am I reading that right? Is he run/walking?

I had 5 years running plus a 4 month buildup to my first (and only) marathon (London 06)

 Impressive...but does not compute

05/08/2009 at 15:44

Gosh hope he doesn't hurt himself big time! 

I can, quite genuinely, say I'd rather be at work than doing that lot - and that's really saying something.

Like the sound of the "entourage" though - an ice cream van, two tents, a camper van and a sports therapist!

05/08/2009 at 15:50
Yep, I reckon I would be able to run a lot faster and further if I was chasing an ice cream van
05/08/2009 at 15:56

Talking about food again, Shimmy?

Ice cream here, cheese on the other thread....  

Edit - except it was me that started it this time! Ooops

Edited: 05/08/2009 at 15:56
05/08/2009 at 16:01
05/08/2009 at 17:45
My guess would be he's already a regular runner and has been for years, but only 'trained' for this event for 5 weeks.
05/08/2009 at 17:53

Yes, I'm pretty sure I've heard of him running much longer ago than 4 weeks - I've been following him on Twitter for quite some months and he's definitely mentioned running before. Nothing 'serious' I don't think, but he's not a complete newbie.

Even so, I'm sure he wasn't in, say, Gordon Ramsey league (as far marathon-running celebs go), so this is certainly a huge feat!

05/08/2009 at 19:22

"7 weeks, 30 miles a day, 6 days a week"

This is what he is going to do according to his you tube clip ....even assuming until now he has a good average base level of training over many months (say 20 miles a week) , and has spent 4 weeks marathon training, this doesn't seem at all feasible...

I'd say the first 30 miles would be beyond him but no, apprently I'm wrong - he has apparently done 8 days of this

Go Eddie!

06/08/2009 at 00:29

Here's a linky thing to the youtube clip......

Eddie Iz Running

cougie    pirate
11/08/2009 at 12:34
He's round Chester way today and then A41 > Liverpool. Give him a beep if you see him !
11/08/2009 at 12:35
he is humiliating us all and making it look easy
11/08/2009 at 12:37
Greensleeves on repeat for five or so hours a day would drive me nuts!
cougie    pirate
11/08/2009 at 13:14
Its amazing what he's doing - 180 mpw ? He even puts D2D to shame !
Lee the Pea    pirate
11/08/2009 at 14:09
tired just thinking about this!  I'll think about this as I do my run tonight....that should spur me on to do at least 4 miles! hahahaha
cougie    pirate
11/08/2009 at 20:25
Well what a lovely bloke !!

Ran the last 2 miles of his stretch with him tonight - in the rain. He started off doing 30 miles but found that :
1. Its a bit too long - and
2. Nobody really knows how long 30 miles is - but they do know about marathons -so he's 'just' doing 26.2 miles a day now.

If you are anywhere near his route - do pop along for a little run with him - he's very welcoming and likes a chat.

And you can donate here :


11/08/2009 at 20:36
nice one Cougie - I wonder if he's coming down to the South coast?
cougie    pirate
11/08/2009 at 22:09
Don't think he is doing the coast - he did london to cardiff then he is running up to stranraer I think ? Ferry to northern ireland - lil jog round there - back to scotland - to edinburgh and then small jog back to london. 1100 miles he reckoned.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
11/08/2009 at 22:20
Top respect to him, I cant believe hes still going he must have tremendous willpower.  Those legs must be aching like youd not believe.
11/08/2009 at 22:27

Eddie's Twitter Page, though he appears to have lost his connectivity (is that usual around Chester?)

Cougie, were you wearing your Pirate monaco?

Edited: 11/08/2009 at 22:29
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