Endurance king Edwards plans four marathons in as many days
MORETON’S Marathon Man extraordinaire Steve Edwards took another step closer to his goal in Gloucester on Sunday.
Edwards aims to run his 500th sub-3hr 30min marathon by the time of his 50th birthday at the end of November.
He ticked off another in the Gloucester Marathon with a respectable time of 3:11.51, leaving 29 to do.
Despite its punishing schedule Steve hopes the Enigma Quadzilla in Milton Keynes will ease the burden – if that can be said of a test that requires runners to race four marathons in as many days. “Gloucester was quite tough on parts of the course with the wind so I was very happy to go well under 3:15,” said Steve.
“I have now managed to get a place in the Enigma Quadzilla starting on February 9, which is basically four marathons in four days.
“They also do a series of marathons throughout the year so this could mean a chance to try and get the job done earlier than anticipated.
“Of course, doing the Quadzilla still means running them all inside the target time, but even if I can get two or three out of the way, that will be a massive bonus.”