Earlier this year, keen cyclists Professor Robert Copeland and Ian Brookes - who both work at Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) - set themselves the Beat The Border challenge of cycling 750km in just three days to support the Yorkshire Cancer Research Tour de Walkshire campaign.
“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.
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.
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 an alternative memento for him to keep forever.
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...