Two trainee teachers (aged 24 and 21) have just finished an incredible charity challenge. The Marathon Men 2013 ran “12 Marathons in 12 days” from Land’s End to London. Tim and Tom, where cheered home by supporters as they finished the 300-mile journey on the Mall.

They came up with the idea of Marathon Men despite the fact that neither of them had attempted long-distance running before.

How did this challenge start?

Tom: Alright mate, fancy doing some sort of challenge?
Tim: Yeah…what did you have in mind?
Tom: Not sure really, bike ride, run, something like that.
Tim: Cool, reckon a run sounds good.
Tom: How about Land’s End to London?
Tim: 300 miles ish, yeah nice.

The pair have raised £12,000 for the Mersea Island Festival, an essex charity that organises annual camps for more than 400 disabled and able-bodied young people and adults.

“During the preparation and completion of this mammoth event we have come to learn so much about our bodies and the science that has kept them running for 26.2 miles over and over again. With the fantastic support of we have been on top of our nutrition throughout the event and have felt hydrated, energised and able to push ourselves to the limits of endurance. They have provided expert advice and we used the 24Fit Workout DVDs to help us joint stability, strength training and fitness in the lead up to our run”

Well done guys a fantastic achievement.