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Amy aims to break run record

Amy Hughes, 26, who is attempting to run 53 marathons in 53 days. She carried out one of the marathons in Preston

Amy Hughes, 26, who is attempting to run 53 marathons in 53 days. She carried out one of the marathons in Preston

A woman attempting to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by running 53 marathons in 53 days has carried out her Lancashire stint of the challenge.

Amy Hughes, 26, who is a sports therapist from Shropshire, is running a marathon in a different UK city each day.

For the third day of her record breaking attempt, Amy ran a marathon in Preston and on Saturday, she did another marathon in Lancaster.

For her Preston leg of the challenge, Amy ran the Guild Wheel and then added some extra miles of running on to take it to the marathon.

Amy, who is a keen runner and had already run 15 marathons before embarking on this huge challenge, said: “I read about an American man who did 50 marathons in 50 days across 50 states and it inspired me to come up with this idea.

“I have always wanted to do an ultra run to raise funds for a charity and this seemed a perfect plan.

“It is great as I am getting a bit of a holiday as well and getting to see parts of the UK where I have never been before.

“It was the first time I had visited Preston and Lancaster and it was great to get to see a bit of these cities - even if it was only as I was running!”

Amy is aiming to raise £53,000 for the Isabelle 
Lottie Foundation which supports families affected by brain tumours.

As well as Preston and Lancaster, Amy had already run marathons in Chester and Liverpool and will be taking in many other cities including London, Edinburgh and Newcastle.

Amy is hoping to break the Guinness World Record of running the most marathons on consecutive days.

Currently the female record stands at 17 marathons, while the male record is 52.

Amy will finish her mammoth venture on September 27 in Manchester.

 

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