Final leg of the journey
We’re on route to the finish line in London (Teddington). I’m joining Dom to support him on the last 30 mile leg of his run which will end at Sammy’s Bar & Grill. What a great place to end a 210 mile run. Beer is, after all, considered to be a great recovery drink.
It’s day 6
As we speak Dom is completing the penultimate leg in his epic run. Thunderrun2 – The Beatles to the Rolling Stones was inspired because Dom’s father came from Liverpool and Dom lives in London. One of the Charities that Dom is raising money for this week is the Royal Berkshire Cancer Centre who has been “magnificently” treating Dom’s dad for cancer recently (as well as many others).
180 miles, £4,590 and counting
Dom’s running this 210 mile epic run in the hope of raising £5000 to be split across 4 charities. He’s managed to raise £4,590 so far. Please pledge some money to support these wonderful charities and to support Dom in completing he outstanding mental and physical challenge. Please use the donation button to the right of this blog.
Another update from Dom….
Well I finally got here
A very tough today as it was 35miles and quite hot. As you can see I’m standing on front of the aptly named hotel. It probably would have been better if it said “complete and utter #%#%”
I think it’s now 6 marathons in 5 days. Any way more of a thunder crawl today.
…..keep them donations coming!
A run update from Dom.
Day 3 was tough
mainly due to the fact I’m an idiot! Everything was going great from when I left Stone (although i didn’t sleep that well as the bed was very hard..like a stone if you forgive the pun) to about Lichfield then it all went horribly wrong.
I didn’t look at my google directions and just followed the road signs to Tamworth. As a result I got stuck on a ring road them the A5 then the A38 leading to the M6 then back to the A5..spent most of my time trying to stay on the verge or flood drain, nearly gave in,nearly cried everytime I saw a sign for Tamworth but in the end got here..hopefully tomorrow will be less eventful.I think I ran 36-38 miles as it tool me over 7 hrs.. Dont forget to spread the word and get as much money raised as possible!
Lost but still managing to smile
Well this is me after day 2. While I may look human you can tell you it took me 20 mins to stand. I got lost on day one when just 5 miles from the end and ran an extra 5 miles maybe more..as a result couldn’t get out of bed this am.
I think thunderruns could be like childbirth..the pains terrible but 2 years on you want to go through it again! Anyway will nearly be halfway by end of tomorrow as I try to get to Tamworth
Keep spreading the word! Dom x
He’s still got a sense of humour then ;-) – Andy S
It’s the End of day 2 and Dom has covered 64 miles in 2 days. That’s more like 2.5 marathons so far. he covered 37 miles on day 1. Thats’ an amazing 10 miles more than a marathon. This left Dom with a mere marathon for day 2.
Dom’s currently holed up in Stone (see the map) to rest and recover before another 29 miles planned for tomorrow. He has nothing other than his trainers and a mobile enabled with a twitter account for company. Follow Dom and send him words of encouragement on twitter.
Aches, pains and success secrets
After the epic 37 mile run on the first day Dom had to put of climbing the steps to his hotel room. He told me about a newly discovered success secret (shuh) – Macdonalds tea and donuts. That must now become every endurance runners staple energy food. :-)
Please spread the word and keep donuting!!! Doh, I mean donating ;-)
Dom started out Early from the birth place of The Beatles, The Cavern Club. Dom’s aiming to raise 5,000 for 4 charities (see mountains page) but running 210 miles, which is the equivalent of 8 marathons, in only 7 days.
Please pledge your support
Please use the Just Giving donation button on the right to help Dom reach his target. He has already collected pledges for nearly £4,000 so only £1,000 more to raise during this week while Dom continues his runs down to London from Liverpool.
Please come back to this blog to keep updated with his progress.