Writer to run 62 ultramarathons in 62 days for England

Writer to run 62 ultramarathons in 62 days for England

Frank Wainwright is raising money for children’s charities

Author: Karen LiuPublished 7 hours ago

A man is running 62 ultramarathons in 62 days to raise money for youth development charities.

Writer Frank Wainwright, 54, aims to cover every cathedral town in England.

Along its 2,000-mile journey, it will also pass through five national trails and six national parks. The schedule currently covers most of the country – with several local elements thrown in, such as wearing a Viking helmet in York, fuelling up on fish and chips in Great Yarmouth and enjoying a visit to Buckingham Palace after finishing your day in London.

The ethos of Frank’s Big TOE (Tour of England) is to encourage and support the connection between urban living and outdoor wellbeing as part of youth development and to inspire the next generation. Frank will be raising funds for a number of charities including the Brathay Trust – which inspires young people to make positive changes.

Frank Wainwright said: “Being in lockdown in 2020 gave me a new appreciation for England – I travelled there as often as I could, running and making new friends, finding inspiration every step of the way.

“Throughout my past experiences, I have always been an advocate for youth and the outdoors. I am very positive about the next generation – given the right opportunities, they are destined to be better than us. The money raised and the message received will be used to hopefully build a lasting legacy – for young people growing up to enjoy the best of the country we live in, and make it even better.”

Frank’s Running Schedule

Monday 1st July – Newcastle Cathedral, Bishop Auckland, Piercebridge

Tuesday 2nd July – Piercebridge, Catterick and Bedale

Wednesday 3rd July – Linton, Beningborough, Copmanthorpe

Thursday 4th July – Leeds, Bradford Cathedral

Friday 5th July – Barnsley, Wakefield

Saturday 6th July – Sheffield, Rother Valley Country Park

Sunday 7th July – Lincoln Cathedral

Monday 8th July – Newark Castle, Calverton village

Tuesday 9th July – Gedling Country Park, Derby Cathedral

Wednesday 10th July – Leicester Cathedral

Thursday 11th July – Harringworth, Bedford

Friday 12th July – Peterborough

Saturday 13th July – Ely Cathedral, Milton Country Park Run

Sunday 14th July – Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds

Monday 15th July – Knettishall Heath, Peter Beales Roses, Attleborough

Tuesday 16th July – Norwich Cathedral

Wednesday 17th July – Haughley Park, Lavenham

Thursday 18th July – Sudbury

Friday 19th July – Chelmsford Cathedral

Saturday 20th July – Welwyn, St Albans Cathedral

Sunday 21st July – St Paul’s Cathedral, Greenwich Observatory, Rochester Cathedral

Monday 22nd July, Rochester Cathedral, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Canterbury Cathedral

Tuesday 23rd July, Canterbury Cathedral, Leeds Castle

Wednesday 24th July, Maidstone

Thursday 25th July – Oxted, Guildford Cathedral

Friday 26th July – Guildford Cathedral, Lodsworth

Saturday 27th July – Chichester Cathedral, South Parade Pier, Portsmouth Cathedral and Gosport Ferry, Fareham

Sunday 28th July – Fareham, Winchester Cathedral

Monday 29th July – King’s Somborne, Salisbury Cathedral, Fordingbridge

Tuesday 30th July – Cranbourne Manor, Blandford Forum

Wednesday 31st July – Bryanston, Milton Abbas, Dewlish

Thursday 1st August – Puncknowle, Charmouth

Friday 2nd August – Sidmouth, Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 3rd August – Parke Parkrun, Bovey Tracey, Moretonhampstead 1.

Sunday 4th August – Plymouth, Tregantle Fort

Monday 5th August – Fowey, The Eden Project

Tuesday 6th August – Trispin, Bodmin

Wednesday 7th August – Bolventor, Launceston, Okehampton

Thursday 8th August – Okehampton, North Tawton

Friday 9th August – Tiverton, Wellington Monument

Saturday 10th August – North Curry, Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury Abbey, Temple of the Goddess, Wells Cathedral

Sunday 11th August – Wells Cathedral, Bristol Cathedral

Monday 12th August – Bath Abbey, Corsham, Chippenham

Tuesday 13th August – Avebury, Hackpen Hill, Barbury Castle

Wednesday 14th August – Wantage, Redbridge Park&Stroll, Oxford

Thursday 15th August – Witney, Burford (Cotswolds), Hazleton

Friday 16th August – Cheltenham, Kempley, Hereford Cathedral

Saturday 17th August – Hereford Parkrun, Hereford Leisure Centre

Sunday 18th August – Worcester Cathedral, Stratford Upon Avon

Monday 19th August – Stratford, Warwick Castle

Tuesday 20th August – Meriden, St Philip’s Cathedral Birmingham

Wednesday 21st August – Lichfield Cathedral, Cannock Chase

Thursday 22nd August – Market Drayton, Hack Green Nuclear Bunker

Friday 23rd August – Chester Cathedral, St James’s Cathedral Liverpool

Saturday 24th August – Widnes, Warrington Parkrun

Sunday 25th August – Manchester Cathedral, Blackburn Cathedral

Monday 26th August – Blackburn Cathedral, Hornby

Tuesday 27th August – Hornby, Bowness on Windermere

Wednesday 28th August – Brathay Hall, Ambleside, The Wainwright, Keswick

Thursday 29th August – Keswick, Carlisle Cathedral

Friday 30th August – Newtown, Vindolanda, Housesteads

Saturday 31st August – Tyne Green Parkrun, Chesters Roman Fort

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