Darren Jenness

Brathay 10in10 Athlete

I am a 48-year-old firefighter with the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, although I am originally from Cornwall.

My running life started at an early age and continued until I reached my early 30’s when injuries caused me to take a lengthy break.

I managed to regain my fitness and after much self- motivation, I returned to distance running in my 40’s. To date, I have 58 marathons under my belt, and I am striving to reach 100 by the time I reach 50.

In 2019 I ran the Brathay 10in10 for the first time. I had no idea how much of a physical and mental challenge it would be. That said, it was everything I hoped it would be and more! I was fortunate to be running alongside 16 great athletes and supported by an amazing team of people, all of who were truly encouraging and inspirational.

Because of this experience I decided to apply to do it all over again in 2020. Knowing my family and friends will be there along the journey for support (and the odd kick up the backside!) means the world to me. We now have some serious fundraising to do, to provide much needed financial support to Brathay to help them to continue doing their invaluable work with children and young adults.

And so I begin the next 10 months of preparation.... ever hopeful I can overcome any niggling injuries, and that I continue to remain confident that I will once again be fortunate to complete 10 marathons in 10 days.



Goal: £3,000

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  • 2016: Las Vegas Marathon
  • 2017: Classic Quarter Ultra
  • 2018: Chicago Marathon
  • 2018: Langdale Marathon
  • 2018 : North Devon Marathon
  • 2018: London Marathon
  • 2018: Barcelona Marathon
  • 2018 & 2019 : Gin Pit Double Marathon
  • 2019: Manchester Marathon
  • 2019: Brathay 10in10
  • 2020: Brathay 10in10 Donate

Interested in the 10in10?

Are you an experienced marathon runner and up for a new challenge? Would you like to be one of the few specially chosen athletes to run the annual Brathay 10in10 Challenge Event while raising money and awareness for the charity?

How can I apply?

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