Brathay 10in10 Athlete
I’m Lee and I live with my Wife Helen, 5-year-old Daughter Harriet and 2-year-old Son Rafferty, in rural Lincolnshire. I work full-time for one of the UK’s largest hospitality chains and run two additional businesses.
I am thrilled to be part of the Brathay 10in10 team as it presents a unique opportunity to combine two of my passions; running far and providing every opportunity for young people to be the best they can be.
In recent years I have focussed on trail and ultra running as there are very few runnable roads in Lincolnshire, but plenty of beautiful trails. It’s also just a short drive from the Peak District and Yorkshire Moors, allowing for some fell running.
I’ve run the London Marathon twice and to date, these have been my only road marathons. I plan to have clocked up 10 more competitive marathons and over 2500 miles of road running between now and the 10in10 start line in May.
I see the Brathay 10in10 as a challenge unparalleled by anything I have undertaken before. 10 marathons in 10 days around the same (yet very beautiful) course will take serious mental grit as well as the discipline to get out there and run circa 80 training miles per week through the coldest months of the year. My training will be supported by my coach, Adam Jackson, the team at ACME Running and the Human Performance Centre at Lincoln University. I’m confident that hard work, science and a structured training and nutrition programme will get me to the start line in good shape....but, equally as important will be the very personal quest of finding the strength of character to put one foot in front of the other 523,000 times in 10 days!
I grew up in Warrington and was born when my mum was 17 years old. My mum gave me everything she could but I didn't get access to many things that would have helped me in my childhood. I want to not only make my own children proud but also have the opportunity to change the lives of other children. I believe that every child deserves a stable, happy childhood and to get the support they need to grow to become successful, independent young adults.
- 2014: Thunder Run 24Hr
- 2014: Grim Reaper Ultra Marathon
- 2015: London Marathon
- 2015: Thunder Run 24Hr
- 2016: Thunder Run 24Hr
- 2017: London Marathon
- 2017: White Rose Ultra
- 2017: Belvoir Challenge Marathon
- 2017: Equinox 24Hr
- 2018: Race to the Stones
- 2018: Equinox 24Hr
- 2019: Bangor Trail, County Mayo, Ireland (FKT attempt)
- 2019: Equinox 24Hr
- 2022: Brathay 10in10 Donate