On Sunday 26 April 2015, Mike Ellicock broke the World Record for ‘Fastest Marathon Carrying a 20-lb Pack.’ Mike ran the 26.2 mile course in an impressive 2h 56m 39s, smashing the previous record by a whole 10 minutes!
He said, “Did it! There was an ex-Royal Marine and another guy both going for the same record on the day so it was a race and extra special to come out on top and get the record by 10 minutes. I ran the second half 30sec quicker than the first so much better execution than last time! Thanks for the amazing support to date – it would be great to get a few more donations if possible – so please help out if you can.”
You can still donate to Mike’s fundraising page here.
Running the London Marathon in a good time is a challenge for most people. So imagine trying to break a World Record at the same time. Mike Ellicock is doing just that, for the second time!
In 2013, Mike broke the World Record for ‘Fastest marathon carrying a 40-lb pack’ by completing the London Marathon in just 3h25. This year, he is back to try and break the Record for ‘Fastest marathon carrying a 20-lb pack.’
The record currently stands at 3h 06m 16 seconds and was set at the Tokyo Marathon in February 2015. Mike is aiming to complete the London Marathon in under 3 hours.
This year, Mike is raising money for both SUPPORT OUR PARAS and National Numeracy – two charities which hold a very special place in his heart.
In September 2000, Mike was platoon commander for A Coy 1 PARA when he was injured on operations, but thanks to a rapid casevac, he suffered no permanent damage. He has chosen to raise money for SUPPORT OUR PARAS in aid of those who did not share his good luck and who need support for many years to come.
National Numeracy is an independent charity established in 2012 to help raise low levels of numeracy among both adults and children and to promote the importance of everyday maths skills. Mike is CEO of National Numeracy and believes that if you value something, believe that you could do it and then put the effort in, almost anything is possible.
We wish Mike the very best of luck and hope he smashes the World Record this year just like he did in 2013.
You can visit Mike’s fundraising page here.