53 marathons in 53 days for charity runner

A charity runner is aiming to complete 53 marathons in 53 days to raise money for a children's brain tumour research charity and to promote healthy living.

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Wayne Rooney tweets Amy Hughes ahead of 53rd marathon

A runner from Shrewsbury who has already broken a world record for the most consecutive marathons run by a woman will complete her 53rd marathon challenge in 53 consecutive days later.

Amy Hughes will complete her final marathon in Manchester later Credit: Amy Hughes

Wayne Rooney tweeted her yesterday.

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What is takes to complete 53 marathons in 53 days

Amy Hughes Credit: Amy Hughes/Facebook

A runner from Shrewsbury who has already broken the world record for running the most marathons in consecutive days is nearing the end of her challenge.

Amy Hughes has five more of the 53 to go.

But what does it take to accomplish this challenge?

  • Amy burns between 2,500 - 3,000 calories a day
  • So far, after 48 marathons, she has ran 1258.5 miles
  • She has raised £18,000 for charity
  • She is on her fifth pair of trainers

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Amy Hughes completes 21st Marathon in Leicester

Today, Amy Hughes completed her 21st Marathon in 21 days in Leicester Credit: Amy Hughes/Facebook

Amy Hughes cooled off with a well-deserved ice cream in Leicester after completing her 21st Marathon in 21 days.

The Shrewsbury 26-year-old aims to run 53 Marathons in 53 days to raise money for The Isabelle Lottie Foundation.

Amy broke the world record for the most consecutive marathons run by a woman, when she crossed the line in Nottingham on Saturday.

Having raised nearly £7,000 so far, the charity runner will take on Peterborough tomorrow.

Amy Hughes begins her 19th marathon run in Derby

All in a day's work for 23-year-old Amy. Credit: ITV News Central

Amy Hughes from Shrewsbury appeared to be all smiles this morning as she geared up to run her 19th marathon in Derby, as part of her 53 marathons in 53 days challenge.

Today she was joined by members of the Derby running club. Credit: ITV News Central

Amy is aiming to raise £53,000 for a charity set up by the family of two-year-old Isabelle Wynne, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in May 2013.

Amy has inspired many along the way with her grit and determination. Credit: ITV News Central

Yesterday, Amy broke the world record for the most consecutive marathons run by a woman, when she crossed the line in Nottingham.

53 marathons in 53 days for children's brain tumour charity

Credit: Rebecca Wynne

Amy Hughes from Shrewsbury is aiming for 53 marathons in 53 days to raise money for The Isabelle Lottie Foundation.

It's a brain tumour charity created this year after two-year-old Isabelle Wynne was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a type of tumour mainly affecting children.

Amy completed her 18th marathon yesterday in Nottingham and she's running in Derby today, finishing her East Midlands stint with Loughborough on Bank Holiday Monday. She's so far raised £10,000 for the charity.

Credit: Amy Hughes / Facebook

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53 marathons in 53 days for charity runner

Credit: Amy Hughes / Facebook

26-year-old Amy Hughes from Shrewsbury is running 53 marathons in 53 days in 53 cities - and over the Bank Holiday weekend she's taking in Nottingham, Derby and Loughborough.

Yesterday she completed her 18th run and broke the female world record of 17 consecutive marathons.

Amy is raising money for a children's brain tumour charity and promoting health and fitness - and hoping to raise £53,000 for the Isabelle Lottie Foundation.

She'll finish the challenge in Manchester on 27 September.

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