Ran half across Iceland in ten days

The Route that Bladdely ran from up north to the …

The Route that Bladdely ran from up north to the south in Iceland. Screenshot

The Englishman, Glen Baddeley, ran from the second northernmost tip of Iceland to the southermost tip in ten days. His goal was to raise money for a good cause and attempt to get into the Guinness World Records.

Baddeley started his run by Hraunhafnartangi and 10 days, 11 hours and 26 minutes later, Sunday 11th of September he had reached his destination at Dyrahólaey og finished his mission.

The fastest solo runner

Bladdeley claims to have set a world record with his run, but the attempt was marked by Guinness as an attempt to do so. According to Bladdeley his run was the fastest with a solo runner, but previously a couple had run this course faster.

"The advantage of a pair is that they can protect each other from the weather, and hide behind the strongest," Mr Baddeley said to the BBC.

Raising money for a good cause

Baddeley works for the 2 Sisters Food Group and he raised money for its charity arm, The Boparan Charitable Trust, which supports children disadvantaged by disabilities, life-limiting illnesses and those in extreme poverty across the UK. 

 

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