Albion’s ‘Runningman’ in World Record Attempt...
Dan Lawson is no stranger to remarkable feats of physical endurance, but even by his own standards, his latest attempt at defying the laws of running will take some doing.
The 39-year-old from Hove today announced plans to beat the world record for the greatest distance run in a week on a treadmill to raise money for Albion in the Community.
The current record stands at 520 miles and to beat it he will have to run the equivalent of 20 marathons, nearly three a day. There will be little time for sleep and recovery as Dan is expected to run non-stop for around 14 hours a day.
The record attempt will take place at Brighton’s Jubilee Square starting on Saturday March 9th as part of Brighton City Council’s ‘Spring into Health’ event, finishing seven days later, hours before Albion’s big clash with Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium.
Despite completing the Brighton Marathon four times non-stop in 2011 and running it an incredible eight times last year, this latest challenge is set to be his toughest yet. If he succeeds he will more than double the 208 miles he ran at last year’s marathon.
But Dan, who works for AITC’s Health Department, is hoping that he will not be alone during the week-long run. He is urging Albion fans, businesses and the public to play their part in helping him beat the record and also raise money for AITC.
Dan said, “I needed another challenge after the eight marathons last year and I thought this would be a great way to get other people involved in helping me break a world record and get active at the same time. We would love to hear from local companies and Albion fans who want to get involved.”
Companies can register to secure a day of ten, one-hour slots for employees to run alongside Dan. Each runner will need to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship money for AITC. These slots will also be available to Albion supporters to raise money as part of a special Albion fans’ day during the week.
Companies interested in getting employers to take part in the event should contact Barry McLaughlin on 07855 264416, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also get in touch and find out more by following Dan on Twitter @therunningdan.