Groucho Marx said I ” 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.

*Update 13/05/2018*

After finishing marathons 30 and 31 in July 2017 I decided the goal was no longer long term, in fact I wanted to be in the 100 club by January 2020, my 40th birthday.  As if that wasn’t enough, I also decided it would be a great idea to do 52 marathons in 52 weeks in order to get to the 100.  Not crazy at all right.

So far I have completed 74 marathons and ultras of the 100 goal.

*Update 27/04/2020*

I probably should have updated this a lot sooner.

I joined the 100 marathon Club on the 30th November 2019.  I have now done 102 marathons in total.  It’s been an amazing journey and I will get around to documenting it all, eventually.  Thank you to everyone who supported me on the way x

Marathons & Ultras completed to date

Date Race Location
1 01/01/2015 Liverbird Marathon Liverpool, England
2 12/04/2015 Brighton Marathon Brighton, England
3 27/09/2015 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany
4 10/01/2016 Walt Disney World Marathon (Dopey) Florida, United States
5 30/01/2016 Cakeathon Deal, England
6 20/02/2016 Railway Ultra Coalport, England
7 26/03/2016 Liverpool 2 Manchester Ultra Liverpool, England
8 05/04/2016 First Contact Run Walton-on-Thames, England
9 10/04/2016 Manchester Marathon Manchester, England
10 24/04/2016 London Marathon London, England
11 02/05/2016 Milton Keynes Marathon Milton Keynes, England
12 29/05/2016 Rock n Roll Liverpool Marathon Liverpool, England
13 11/06/2016 Foxton Track 24hr (Solo) Preston, England
14 02/07/2016 Snickerthon Chasewater, England
15 23/07/2016 Thunder Run 24hr (Solo) Walton-on-Trent, England
16 14/08/2016 Isle of Man Marathon Ramsey, Isle of Man
17 15/09/2016 Roald Dahl Challenge Dover, England
18 17/09/2016 Beerathon Rochester, England
19 29/10/2016 Dublin Marathon Dublin, Ireland
20 12/11/2016 Numbers Game Double Day 1 Walton-on-Trent, England
21 13/11/2016 Numbers Game Double Day 2 Walton-on-Trent, England
22 29/11/2016 Reculver Marathon Westgate-On-Sea, England
23 30/11/2016 St Andrew's Day Challenge Westgate-On-Sea, England
24 31/12/2016 Liverbird Liverpool, England
25 25/02/2017 Warrington Track Double Day 1 Warrington, England
26 26/02/2017 Warrington Track Double Day 2 Warrington, England
27 10/06/2017 Warrington Track Double Day 1 Warrington, England
28 11/06/2017 Warrington Track Double Day 2 Warrington, England
29 22/07/2017 Thunder Run 24hr (Solo) Walton-on-Trent, England
30 31/07/2017 Passchendaele Challenge Ashford, England
31 01/08/2017 Very British Challenge Ashford, England
32 08/10/2017 Chester Marathon Chester, England
33 22/10/2017 Venice Marathon Venice, Italy
34 07/01/2018 Walt Disney World Marathon (Dopey) Florida, United States
35 14/01/2018 Carlsbad Marathon California, United States
36 28/01/2018 Cakeathon Penistone, England
37 11/03/2018 Wrexham Marathon Wrexham, Wales
38 08/04/2018 Paris Marathon Paris, France
39 21/04/2018 Wonderland Caucus Run Dover, England
40 22/04/2018 Reject Run Dover, England
41 23/04/2018 St George's Day Marathon Deal, England
42 07/05/2018 Milton Keynes Marathon Milton Keynes, England
43 27/05/2018 Edinburgh Marathon Edinburgh, Scotland
44 30/06/2018 Endure 24 (Solo) Leeds, England
45 30/09/2018 Labour of Love Day 1 Southall, England
46 02/10/2018 Labour of Love Day 3 Southall, England
47 03/10/2018 Tolkein Run Dover, England
48 26/11/2018 The Hugin Challenge Sandwich, Kent
49 28/11/2018 Music Legends Sandwich, Kent
50 08/12/2018 Lanzarote Lanzarote
51 15/12/2018 Usual Suspects Dover, England
52 16/12/2018 Festive Frolic Dover, England
53 26/01/2019 Pick N Mix Movies
54 30/01/2019 Unusual Suspects Gravesend, England
55 07/02/2019 Enigma Quadzilla Day 1 Milton Keynes, England
56 08/02/2019 Enigma Quadzilla Day 2 Milton Keynes, England
57 09/02/2019 Enigma Quadzilla Day 3 Milton Keynes, England
58 10/02/2019 Enigma Quadzilla Day 4 Milton Keynes, England
59 02/03/2019 Groundhog Track Marathon Telford, England
60 11/03/2019 Week at the Knees Day 1 Milton Keynes, England
61 12/03/2019 Week at the Knees Day 2 Milton Keynes, England
62 13/03/2019 Week at the Knees Day 3 Milton Keynes, England
63 14/03/2019 Week at the Knees Day 4 Milton Keynes, England
64 15/03/2019 Week at the Knees Day 5 Milton Keynes, England
65 16/03/2019 Week at the Knees Day 6 Milton Keynes, England
66 17/03/2019 Week at the Knees Day 7 Milton Keynes, England
67 07/04/2019 Manchester Marathon Manchester, England
68 14/04/2019 Brighton Marathon Brighton, England
69 19/04/2019 M2L Ultra Manchester, England
70 28/04/2019 Blackpool Marathon Blackpool, England
71 05/05/2019 Belfast Marathon Belfast, Northern Ireland
72 28/05/2019 Rock n Roll Liverpool Marathon Liverpool, England
73 30/06/2019 Snickerthon Chasewater, England
74 03/07/2019 July the Turd Coalport, England
75 17/08/2019 Cyclopark Challenge Series 10 in 10 Gravesend, Kent
76 18/08/2019 Cyclopark Challenge Series 10 in 10 Gravesend, Kent
77 19/08/2019 Cyclopark Challenge Series 10 in 10 Gravesend, Kent
78 20/08/2019 Cyclopark Challenge Series 10 in 10 Gravesend, Kent
79 21/08/2019 Cyclopark Challenge Series 10 in 10 Gravesend, Kent
80 22/08/2019 Cyclopark Challenge Series 10 in 10 Gravesend, Kent
81 23/08/2019 Cyclopark Challenge Series 10 in 10 Gravesend, Kent
82 24/08/2019 Cyclopark Challenge Series 10 in 10 Gravesend, Kent
83 25/08/2019 Cyclopark Challenge Series 10 in 10 Gravesend, Kent
84 26/08/2019 Cyclopark Challenge Series 10 in 10 Gravesend, Kent
85 15/09/2019 Richmond Runfest Marathon Greater London, England
86 29/09/2019 Berlin Berlin, Germany
87 06/10/2019 Chester Marathon Cheshire, England
88 13/10/2019 Chicago Marathon Illinois, United States
89 20/10/2019 Niagara Falls Marathon Ontario, Canada
90 27/10/2019 Marine Corps Marathon Washington DC, United States
91 04/11/2019 New York Marathon New York, United States
92 22/11/2019 Seaside Series 10in10 Kent, England
93 23/11/2019 Seaside Series 10in10 Kent, England
94 24/11/2019 Seaside Series 10in10 Kent, England
95 25/11/2019 Seaside Series 10in10 Kent, England
96 26/11/2019 Seaside Series 10in10 Kent, England
97 27/11/2019 Seaside Series 10in10 Kent, England
98 28/11/2019 Seaside Series 10in10 Kent, England
99 29/11/2019 Seaside Series 10in10 Kent, England
100 30/11/2019 Seaside Series 10in10 Kent, England
101 01/11/2019 Seaside Series 10in10 Kent, England
102 07/11/2019 Lanzarote Marathon Lanzarote