What a fantastic achievement by James Meadows. 100 miles completed in 19 hours and 22 minutes.
James is part of a team of runners from across the UK who each run in memory of Colin McGinty who was fatally stabbed in March 2001.
James began the run yesterday evening in aid of raising awareness for #kNOwKnifeCrime – a campaign to make the general public aware of the long-term traumatic effects of knife crime in the hope of deterring people from carrying a knife.
John Carragher, MLH Chairman said: “This effort is unbelievable. What a run and what a great cause to do it for. We are incredibly proud of James. A true Harrier legend.”
James ran from Aintree to Burscough and back 4 times throughout the night – a 25 mile round trip – and had huge support along the way from friends, family and of course the Harriers as he completed this 100 mile ultra.
James said: “That event was the best thing I’ve done, beats ironman, beats a race win & the reason is because of the support of everyone, nothing can surpass that feeling of doing stuff you enjoy & having the support of everyone, crowds of people being there throughout & tons of messages on social media afterwards.
“The MLH have helped make a huge difference with the #knowknifecrime campaign, helped give Colin’s family a huge pick me up (which they really needed) & you’ve given me so much to look back on in years to come.”
View James’s run here on Strava. This really is something else.