Epic Run Sam smashes fundraising target
Sam Boatwright has completed his Epic Run around Great Britain and raised more than £20,000 for Help for Heroes.
He ran 50 miles a day for 50 days - a total of 2,500 miles.
The 29-year-old, who used to be in the Navy, is now writing a book about his challenge and plans to give half of the proceeds to the charity.
Since finishing the run on Friday 25, May, Sam has been talking about his run in schools and now he’s putting it all down on paper.
Sam said: “While I was going around I was doing all the Facebook updates every night which was like a blog. That was mainly like a diary.
“I wrote them usually while I was lying strapped up with ice after each day of running, so I’d sit there with my computer or my phone and update the blog.
“So those are refreshing my mind about everything that happened. My book’s coming on really well I just hope there’s someone out there who’ll publish it.”
As Sam got to the end of his challenge, comedian John Bishop who completed a ‘Week of Hell’ challenge for Comic Relief earlier this year even showed his support to Sam by posting on Facebook: “Well done to Sam Boatwright who has completed his 50 miles a day for 50 days for help the heroes. I hear the homecoming was brilliant you deserve it mate. Get some rest now!”
Sam spoke to Stray FM about the support he’s had:
Sam will also be speaking at the Epic Run Charity Ball on Saturday 9, June at Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton. For more information go to Epic Run