Jon O’Shea Completes 351 Mile Marathon Challenge for the National Autistic Society
On 3rd October 2021 Jon completed the London Marathon race in a time of 4:36 and this was having run 325 miles in the previous 25 days.
After the achievement Jon commented “Well I’m never doing that again!”. The last week of his gruelling 351 Mile Marathon Challenge was extremely tough and saw him run 161 miles in 7 days, often at 4am most mornings to fit in around his normal working week.
Jon said that competing in the London Marathon is still an unbeatable challenge and it was great to experience the atmosphere once again.
Jon expressed his thanks to everyone who supported his run which raised just over £7,800 for The National Autistic Society.
His personal fundraising is just over £93,000 and he is now thinking of ways to get that figure over the £100,000 mark.
The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. Since 1962, they have been providing support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people. To find out more about Autism, you can visit the National Autism Society website https://www.autism.org.uk/
Please click if you would like to support Jon’s fundraising https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the351milemarathon