From one old codger to one young running star – well done, mate! You’re almost there…| 23 September 2016

Eighteen-year-old Tom Hunt, who is running all the way from Land’s End to John O’Groats – the equivalent of running 38 marathons back-to-back in 30 days – will complete his last 30 miles tomorrow.

His knees have become dodgy – he’s tweeted a photo of himself wearing a neoprene brace on each knee (just like this old codger who similarly braces a wonky one!) – but he’s almost there.

And in the process he has powered his way through his target of raising £15,000 for the MEA’s research programme – his fundraising total at the moment stands at £15,230.

This is one amazing young man! All he has had by way of back-up is support on the road throughout from his sister, offers of overnight stays from friendly supporters and – from the look of his his Twitter feed – the use of a camper van.

Oh, and unstinting support from our fundraising nerve centre run from her Scottish eyrie by Helen Hyland (Helen.Hyland@meassociation.org.uk).

Tom is fundraising at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tom-Hunt-Run

Tom tweets as @RunTomRun2016. Tweeted messages of support as he enters the home straight tomorrow will be much appreciated.

– Tony at the MEA (who feels knackered just thinking about it all).

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AND HE MADE IT! TOM IS PICTURED AT THE JOHN O’GROAT’S FINISHING LINE WITH HIS MUM, BELINDA, AND ADAM VINTNER.


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