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Injury Results In Premature End For Barnsley Runner

Tuesday April 15 2014

A BARNSLEY man's Land's End to John O'Groats world record attempt has sadly ended due to an injury.

Gavin Felton, 44, from Monk Bretton, set off on his gruelling 863-mile run on Sunday and had his sights on breaking the record of nine days, two hours and 21 minutes.

However, his run came to a premature end on Monday morning.

"I ended up in a ditch at the 30-mile mark after a lorry nearly took me out," said the father-of-two. "I felt my left calf pull but I continued and managed to fight it and got to 97 miles.

"I woke up on Monday morning to see a lot of veins on my calf. I started the run but every step resulted in a spasm and I can't put weight on it."

Gavin, who is a marathon veteran having completed 48 26-mile events, was raising money for Barnsley Hospice.

"I am totally gutted," he added. "I am sorry for letting people down but I will be back next year."

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Reply Posted by Liam on Tuesday April 15 2014 at 12:11
Unlike most people, he actually did the run. Congratulations to him for making it as far as he did. I would have given up after 10 minutes

Reply Posted by toni on Tuesday April 15 2014 at 12:23
Well done head up to run that many miles is hard enough without injuries

Reply Posted by kevin dixon on Tuesday April 15 2014 at 18:52
Congradulations mate for doing very well in ya running I would of gived up in 20 mins keep it up tho mate welldone

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