Ty Hafan

#family friday

one man, one marathon - four times in 24 hours

I love to run. I love Wales and I love doing crazy stuff.

So here's the plan…

In 2017 I ran the Snowdon Marathon. I did it twice, for fun.

This year, I’m going to have a go at running it four times in 24 hours.

In case you didn't know…a marathon is 26.2 miles – and Snowdonia isn't flat.

I'll be starting my challenge on Friday 26 October at 3pm, running the 26.2 mile course in reverse, starting from Llanberis. Then a lap going the right way around, followed by another reverse lap at around 3am on Saturday.

That's 78.6 miles done…so now for the final lap with all the other runners at the main race start at 10.30am.

Of course, first there's the training.

So, I'll run approximately 10 times the race distance in training miles – that’s over 1,000 miles just to get ready for a 105 mile run.

It's not always easy training for hours, but with an understanding wife (love you Angela!) and supportive friends (including Duggie, my trusty spaniel) who come training with me, things are made so much easier.

Training has been going pretty well and now there's only two weeks to go…eek!

So that's the challenge.....

Why? I hear you ask.

A very good friend of mine did some fundraising for Tŷ Hafan and I was invited down to the hospice to have a look around.

I was blown away by the love and care that oozed out of that building.

I may need some encouragement out on the course, but most of all some funds for the ever-awesome Tŷ Hafan.

If you would like to sponsor me and raise money for this incredible charity, supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families throughout Wales, please visit my JustGiving page:


Thank you,