100 Marathon Club

Groucho Marx said ” don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member”.  I think if he’d been a marathons runner he would have changed his mind and been trying to get into the same  exclusive club that I really really want to be a member of.

If you’ve not heard of it before, basically once you complete your 100th marathon (within the rules and criteria set out by the club) you may join the 100 marathon club as a full member and get to wear the amazing and much sought after vest.   It’s actually an England Athletic affiliated club so you can either sign up as a first claim or second claim member  and you can join after your 50th marathon (but you can’t wear the vest until after your 100th).  To find out more about the club, how to enter and to find marathons to run please go to their website.

In 2015 I did my first marathon and by the end of the year I had completed three.  100 marathon club seemed like lunacy to me back then but then after finishing 2016 with my 23rd marathon I have decided that getting into the club is my new long term goal.  I’m in no rush though, I’d like to join by the time I’m 50 so that works out at around 6 marathons per year but i’ll probably do less some years and then squeeze more into others so that I can still work around short term goals like getting a sub 25 5k.

 

Marathons completed to date

No Marathon completed Year
1 Liverbird Double Day 2 2015
2 Brighton 2015
3 Berlin 2015
4 Walt Disney World 2016
5 Winter Cakeathon 2016
6 Railway Ultra 2016
7 Liverpool 2 Manchester Ultra 2016
8 First Contact 6 hour 2016
9 Manchester 2016
10 London 2016
11 Milton Keynes 2016
12 Liverpool 2016
Unofficial Foxton 24 hour (solo) 2016
13 Snickerthon 2016
14 Thunder Run 24 hour (Solo) 2016
15 Isle of Man 2016
Unofficial Seaside 24 hour (solo) 2016
16 Roald Dahl Challenge 2016
17 Beerathon 2016
18 Dublin 2016
19 Numbers Game Double Day 1 2016
20 Numbers Game Double Day 2 2016
21 Reculver Marathon 2016
22 St Andrew's Day 6 hour 2016
23 Liverbird Double Day 1 2016

 

Future marathons entered

No Marathon entered Year
24 Warrington Track Double Day 1 2017
25 Warrington Track Double Day 2 2017
26 Walt Disney World 2018