Moreton endurance king breaks another world record
9:17pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in Sport
THE REMARKABLE Steve Edwards crossed the finish line of the Great Langdale Marathon on Saturday to achieve a new world record for running 600 official marathon races in the fastest average finish time – 3hr 18min 25sec.
Edwards, from Moreton-in-Marsh and a member of Bourton Roadrunners, clocked 3:22.26 in what is arguably the UK’s toughest road marathon.
It earned him the 1st V50 prize which he proudly received from another marathon legend, Ron Hill MBE.
Typical of the man, Edwards is not about to put his feet up, just because he has achieved another major landmark.
"The record for a 1,000 marathons keeps being mentioned and I have to say the thought of attempting the 1,000 in a sub-3:30 average finish time could possibly be the mother of all multi-marathon records," said Edwards.
"However, that's a long way off, so for now I have to consider that particular goal an ambitious dream.
"Obviously I'm not getting any younger and trying to maintain consistent finish times for a marathon certainly doesn't get any easier! However, health & fitness permitting, I will try to maintain a fairly intensive training and race schedule and see what happens.
"I have another 12 or so marathons pencilled in before the year end, then in March 2014, I hope to attempt a new UK event, the 'Enigma Week At The Knees'.
"This involves running seven marathons on seven consecutive days around three different lakes in Milton Keynes.
"As part of this challenge, I would like to raise much-needed funds for Kate's Home Nursing, a charity based locally to us in North Gloucestershire.
"Those wishing to read the story and make a small donation can do so at www.justgiving.com/teamedwards1000.