Eddie Izzard's Challenge

1,000 miles in 7 weeks

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14/08/2009 at 17:10
I think he's going to be in Kendal tonight. I've warned my chum who lives there - suggested she give him cake, but she's quite shy.
14/08/2009 at 19:56

mmmmm cake

So he's still going strong then

Keep going Eddie

14/08/2009 at 20:08
stray celt he has 832,655 followers on twitter so if all of them gave only a pound it would still be lots
Edited: 14/08/2009 at 20:08
15/08/2009 at 20:14
Respect to Eddie.  Amazing acheivement what he has done already.  He sounded so dejected in the second video diary though.  But it was pouring with rain.  I'd love to go and cheer him on - will have a look for the route as I don't Twitter.
cougie    pirate
17/08/2009 at 10:30
Did you see he had a day off yesterday ? So he threw an impromptu gig in Keswick ! Would have snapped up tickets for it - but I was too far away to get there in time ! Damnit !

Fantastic feat.

(ha - pun intended)
cougie    pirate
18/08/2009 at 10:09
He's already in Scotland now - and headed for Stranraer.

He's flyyyying !
18/08/2009 at 10:10

Stranraer!!???? Stranrear??!!

Keep going Eddie, yoooo can doooo eeet

18/08/2009 at 10:59
Cougie when you ran with him, how fast was he going would you say?
I'd be lucky to be walking after doing all that, let alone running!!
cougie    pirate
18/08/2009 at 16:18
Hmmm - he was going at a very nice chatty pace I would say - probably 5 or 6 miles an hour ?

Did I mention that before the run began on the monday - he went out on the friday - to run a marathon to see if he could ???

I do wonder about his support team - I cant imagine the RW training plan for Running the UK has a 26.2 2 days before the race.....
cougie    pirate
19/08/2009 at 17:10
Oh and he's having ice baths each night. Clearly thats the key.

I dont know whats more impressive - 1100 miles running, or willingly getting into 42 ice baths ????
20/08/2009 at 08:55

He's braver than me, 42 ice baths?????? no thanks

I wonder how he is doing injury wise?  somethings must be really hurting by now.

cougie    pirate
21/08/2009 at 16:58
About Half way there I reckon ? Stranraer tonight - quick jaunt round Belfast and back to Scotland to Edinburgh and then a Boltesque sprint for London. How hard can it be ?
30/08/2009 at 12:51

Here's his twitter update today....... 

"Finished my 28th marathon. Getting really tough. I just have no energy in my body. I shovel in food but it's never enough. 15 maras to go"

The man's a running legend! 

31/08/2009 at 17:02

Fantastic Eddie!!!!!!!!  An amazing achievment!  

15/09/2009 at 12:26

He's home

News report

WELL DONE EDDIE

15/09/2009 at 13:07
That is impressive! Barking mad, but impressive!

AndrewSmith    pirate
15/09/2009 at 17:08
I think it is great what he has raised but I don't believe for one second he really did it all. And all that nonsense about no training, rubbish!
cougie    pirate
15/09/2009 at 17:16
Oh yeee of little face. He did the 5 miles that I ran with him.

I dont really see how he could skip bits when everyone knew whereabouts he did it.

I really think he did it all and we just make out that marathons are harder than they really are.
15/09/2009 at 17:19

yeah cougie, we should all get on with it and stop whinging!

The guy is a ledge, i do wonder how's he's done it, i do also think he did do some training, his legs would have fallen off surely!

Kryten    pirate
15/09/2009 at 17:21
He started by walking for 10 hours each day and has progressed to running for 5 hours. So the first days were effectively training for the later ones. Maybe?
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