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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


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


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.

Mount Snowdon team raise thousands for charity

Volunteers at Mount Snowdon help raise money for charity Credit: Khalsa Aid

More than three hundred volunteers, many from the Midlands, have helped raise thousands of pounds for charity after conquering Mount Snowdon.

Volunteers from Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, West Bromwich and Walsall were among those who took part in the fourth annual Snowdon trek challenge, raising more than 15 thousand pounds for Khalsa Aid in the process. The charity helped relief operations during the UK floods earlier this year.

A large team turnout for volunteers from Leicester Credit: Khalsa Aid
These volunteers from Handsworth in Birmingham had earlier completed the Three Peaks Challenge Credit: Khalsa Aid

Trek teams were greeted by youngsters from Handsworth in Birmingham, who had just completed the Three Peaks Challenge, which involves walking the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours.

More teams from the Midlands on the Mount Snowdon trek Credit: Khalsa Aid

Bal Sandhu from Khalsa Aid said: “Every year we see hundreds of hikers complete this event, these hikers raise money in support of humanitarian work carried out by Khalsa Aid across the globe. This year over 300 people completed the hike, with the youngest hikers being just five years old".

Narinder Singh from Oadby in Leicester was one of those who took part in the trek. He said "It was an unbelievable day. We had approximately 130 people hiking from the East Midlands who safely returned with smiles on their faces. We were overwhelmed with generosity".

As well as helping the UK's flood relief efforts, Khalsa Aid have also assisted relief efforts in Albania, India, Somalia and Indonesia. Money raised from the latest Snowdon trek will also go towards helping those in need.

Boxing legends at charity fundraiser in Wolverhampton

Competitors taking part in last year's "King of the Ring" charity event Credit: Punjabi Wolves Supporters

Boxing stars are gathering in Wolverhampton on Saturday night to raise thousands of pounds for charity. The "King of the Ring" event, organised by the Punjabi Wolves Supporters group, is now in its' second year. Around fifteen hundred people are expected to attend.

Special guests at this year's event include Irish Heavyweight boxing star Joe Egan, undefeated former World Champion Joe Calzaghe and players from Wolves FC.

The twelve competitors taking part, who have never boxed before, have been involved in an extensive training programme to help get in shape for the fundraiser.

Last year's event raised more than ten thousand pounds. Six charities will benefit from this year's event, including Promise Dreams, Compton Hospice, MS Society, British Heart Foundation, India Project and Delete Blood Cancer.

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