Philip and Warren had the pleasure of meeting an amazing human being on the 7th Marathon of their 7 Marathons in 7 days Challenge. Robert Young, aka Marathon Man UK ran the 2014 Guernsey Marathon as part of his 365+ Marathons in 365 days world record attempt. Philip and Warren were inspired by his story, how he has overcome such an awful start to life and turned it round for good and is now changing so many lives through running.
They wanted to support Robert in anyway they could, with Robert running most of his marathons in the early hours of the morning the idea was to run a marathon at night-time in Guernsey and raise money for This Is EPIC and Robert’s chosen charities, Dreams Come True and NSPCC.
The runners set-off at 2am from St Peter Port, Guernsey, on a chilly December night in 2014. Philip and Warren had people join them for the full 26.2 miles, people join at half-way and with 10km or 5km to go. In total, 32 people joined the Night-Time Marathon, it was a fantastic event with a great atmosphere, with just under £1000 was raised from the event.