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Gary's 110 Marathons in 110 Days

Gary's 110 Marathons in 110 Days

“Just remember that difficult doesn’t mean impossible and with the right mindset impossible actually says I’m Possible.” We recently marked an incredible achievement for marathon man Gary McKee, who this year took on the epic challenge of completing 110 marathons in 110 days in memory of his father Victor - coinciding with Macmillan Cancer Support’s 110th anniversary. Gary, from Cleator Moor in Cumbria is well-known for his legendary challenges, having pushed his body further and further since he began fundraising for Macmillan in 2003. Some of his epic feats over the years include cycling across Brazil, climbing Kilimanjaro, trekking through...

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Emer's Record Breaking 5k

Emer's Record Breaking 5k

We recently had the honour of marking an incredible achievement for 12-year-old Willowfield Harrier Emer McKee from Belfast after competitive road racing made a spectacular return last month. Emer recorded an amazing time of 16:40 (that's a blistering 5:22 min/mi pace) in the ChampionChip Ireland 5K at Down Royal Racecourse in April and set a new world record for her age. Emer took more than 30 seconds off the previous record for a 12-year-old girl which was set by Annabella Veltcheva in Florida four years ago - even after suffering cuts to both knees in a fall during the run....

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Ian's NYC Marathon 1987

Ian's NYC Marathon 1987

We loved creating a one-of-a-kind gift for Ian to commemorate an experience many of us will only dream about - taking part in the New York City Marathon! Ian won a free entry to the race in 1987 through Running magazine, and though he has completed the London Marathon a staggering 20 times, he still considers the NYC Marathon to be the highlight of his running exploits. He treasured his finisher’s t-shirt for decades - but when it started to become more hole than shirt, he was encouraged by his wife Julie to finally let it go. We therefore created...

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Richard's 4x4x48 Challenge

Richard's 4x4x48 Challenge

We recently had the honour of creating a personalised print for Richard to commemorate his fantastic achievement in completing his recent 4x4x48 challenge. The concept is the brainchild of former Navy Seal and globally-recognised ultra-runner David Goggins, which involves running 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours. This works out at 12 legs of running and 48 miles in total. While the challenge itself sounds simple, participants’ physical and mental limits are tested over an ultra-marathon distance spread out over some challenging hours of the day while balancing rest and nutrition. Richard took on the challenge spontaneously after spotting...

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New club on the block

New club on the block

 

We recently had the pleasure of creating Chester-based kilometre club founder, Kieran, a print to commemorate his achievement in the Heaton Park 10k January last year and learn a bit more about his community...

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