James’ World Record Attempt: Land’s End to John o’Groats

A performance controller for Sky from London is attempting to beat the world record to run from Land’s End to John o’Groats, starting the 25th May 2019. He is fundraising for children’s charity Hope for Children.

The current record stands at 9 days, 2 hours and 26 minutes which was set in 2001 by Andi Rivett. James Williams will be running around eighteen and a half hours per day, starting at 4:30 am each day. He is taking on this challenge to “inspire everyone to believe that they really can do anything they want and most importantly take that first action towards attempting a goal they truly believe in.”

As well as a very thorough training routine, which includes running a 50k commute to work every day, he is also aiming to raise £10,000 for Hope for Children charity.

I will be raising awareness and money for Hope for Children. This is a charity that aims to enable vulnerable children to experience a happy childhood by improving their access to education and healthcare, and empowering families to support themselves.James

James’ World Record Route

The route James is taking will take him through many key places such as Lanivet, Bridgwater, Wooferton, Coppull, Kingstown and Inverness. Local schools and churches have been informed of his challenge and will be on the side-lines to cheer him on. His employers, Sky, plan to give him some news coverage on day one when he sets off and he will be on Chris Evans Virgin Radio Breakfast Show on Wednesday 22nd May. He has also had many articles written about him from companies such as Red Bull and Athletics Weekly.


About Hope for Children

Hope for Children is an international charity that passionately believes every child has the right to a happy, healthy and positive childhood. Almost half of the world’s children are vulnerable and living in poverty. We are changing this by making a safe and fulfilling childhood a reality for more of the world’s children.

We are improving their access to education and healthcare, empowering their families to support themselves whilst developing their confidence and self-esteem. Most importantly we are giving them hope.

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