30 marathons in 30 days



by Annie Rice

Veteran marathoner Matthew Loddy, 47, is set to embark on his latest charity challenge: 30 marathons in 30 days across the UK. Running in the name of the Teenager Cancer Trust Matthew began his challenge on Saturday March and is set to finish on Sunday 21 April with the Virgin London Marathon.

Matthew has previously run 100 marathons in 100 days across Europe for charity, but this most recent mission is particularly close to home for the Herefordshire local. Matthew lost a close friend to cancer and was inspired by the work of the charity:

"Last year's 100 marathons in 100 days was meant to be a one off, but why not do more if I can? Teenage years should be free, formative and fun, no matter what’s wrong with your body. The Teenage Cancer Trust immediately connected with me and my experience and made me think about a situation I had not realised existed. Teenagers and young adults being treated together by specialist staff in a place designed just for them is the best possible environment for them at the worst possible time.”

To get involved, you can run part of any of the epic 786 miles with Matthew. See below for details on his route or read more here.

Matthew Loddy’s 30 Marathons in 30 days route:

23/03/2013 (Start: Edinburgh) (End: Falkirk)

24/03/2013 (Start: Falkirk) (End: Glasgow)

25/03/2013 (Start: Glasgow) (End: Carluke)

26/03/2013 (Start: Cresswell) (End: Newcastle)

27/03/2013 (Start: Newcastle) (End: Hartlepool)

28/03/2013 (Start: Bridlington) (End: Hull)

29/03/2013 (Start: York) (End: Leeds)

30/03/2013 (Start: Leeds) (End: Todmorden)

31/03/2013 (Start: Southport) (End: Liverpool)

01/04/2013 (Start: Liverpool) (End: Warrington/The Wirral)

02/04/2013 (Start: Runcorn) (End: Manchester)

03/04/2013 (Start: Disley) (End: Sheffield)

04/04/2013 (Start: Darley Dale) (End: Nottingham)

05/04/2013 (Start: Nottingham) (End: Leicester)

06/04/2013 (Start: Nuneaton) (End: Birmingham)

07/04/2013 (Start: Birmingham) (End: Royal Leamington Spa)

08/04/2013 (Start: Daventry) (End: Milton Keynes)

09/04/2013 (Start: Willington) (End: Cambridge)

10/04/2013 (Start: Letchworth) (Location: Hemel Hempstead)

11/04/2013 (Start: Berkhamsted) (Location: Wembley)

12/04/2013 (Start: Wembley) (End Location: Sutton)

13/04/2013 (Start: East Grinstead) (End: Brighton)

14/04/2013 (Start: Brighton Marathon Day)

15/04/2013 (Start: Southbourne) (End: Southampton)

16/04/2013 (Start: Southampton) (End: Salisbury)

17/04/2013 (Start: Frome) (End: Bristol)

18/04/2013 (Start: Caldicot) (End: Cardiff)

19/04/2013 (Start: Chippenham) (End: Hungerford)

20/04/2013 (Start: Ascot) (End: Euston)

21/04/2013 (Start: Virgin London Marathon)

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