Richard Bebbington 12 marathons in 12 Months
White Peaks Marathon Dovedale Dipper Seabank (Skegness) Holly Challenge, Telford London Marathon, 2010 London Marathon, 2010 White Peaks Marathon

I am pleased to announce that the Mayor of Ashby, Richard Bebbington, has completed his 11th marathon of the 12 marathon challenge. Wanting to have one of the marathons close to home, Ivanhoe Runners kindly agreed to let Richard run a marathon as part of the annual Ashby 20 Road Race. Richard had his own personal starting point in Heather, 6.2 miles from the Ashby 20 start. Commencing in cold, wet, sleety conditions these were the worst conditions of any of Richard's previous marathons. Timing the first 6 miles to get into Ashby for 10 am Richard joined up with the 1000 runners taking part in the Ashby 20. With local support and encouragement this race was special to Richard.

Richard says, "Everyone has been fantastic, cheering, clapping, and calling out my name. I knew people were following my progress but this was unbelievable. Their encouragement helped me to get one of my best times yet, 3 hours 52 minutes. The only sad point to the day is my mum wasn't here to see me in. I know she would off been so proud."

One year ago the 12 marathons in 12 months was a dream. It's now looking like this dream will come true, with the London Marathon left. "I'm going to London with a view of enjoying myself. I know the atmosphere will be electric, and I'm going to savour every moment." Having completed over 2,500 including training and the races, I'm looking forward to putting my feet up.

The previous 11 marathons include, White Peaks, Telford, Skegness, Dovedale, Robin Hood, Leicester, Rutland, Luton, Gloucester, and Belvoir. Each and everyone of them have been tough in their own way!

Miles

Time

Total Time

1

8:01

0:08:01

2

8:49

0:16:50

3

9:20

0:26:10

4

9:17

0:35:27

5

9:18

0:44:45

6

10:22

0:55:07

7

8:32

1:03:39

8

8:25

1:12:03

9

8:38

1:20:41

10

8:11

1:28:52

11

8:29

1:37:21

12

8:45

1:46:05

13

8:16

1:54:21

14

8:29

2:02:50

15

8:23

2:11:13

16

8:25

2:19:38

17

8:37

2:28:15

18

8:40

2:36:56

19

8:34

2:45:29

20

9:18

2:54:48

21

8:59

3:03:47

22

9:10

3:12:57

23

9:14

3:22:11

24

9:12

3:31:23

25

9:33

3:40:55

26

9:16

3:44:23

26.2

4:00

3:52:22
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