John is a marathon man 10 times over

John McCann is running 10 marathons in 10 days
John McCann is running 10 marathons in 10 days
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Running one marathon simply wasn’t enough for a 61-year-old Morecambe man who has just managed to run 10...in 10 days!

John McCann completed the 26 miles and 385 yards distance every day for 10 days, clocking up a total of 262 miles, and finishing each one in under four hours.

This was a stunning achievement for the retired physiotherapist, who was the oldest of 14 athletes to complete the annual Brathay 10in10 around Lake Windermere.

“This has been a huge challenge as, in some ways, you can’t prepare for it,” said John afterwards. “You can put in the physical training but you can’t prepare mentally for the day-to-day slog.

“Hopefully, I may inspire other sexagenarians to get out, run and stay healthy.”

John, a member of Kendal Athletics Club, prepared for the challenge by running on Morecambe promenade.

He had previously run over 40 marathons after completing his first 28 years ago.

John describes his wife Julie as his manager, coach, nurse, masseur, drinks and gels giver, chauffeur and cook! His efforts will help raise money for the Brathay Trust, a charity which helps to inspire children and young people to engage positively.