Richard, just remind our readers what you're aiming to do and why?
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So, you're a third of the way through the challenge, what was the most enjoyable race of last year?
What was the toughest race and why?
What's your hydration strategy in training and when it it comes to a race?
What about your nutrition strategy? How are you staying fuelled up for these marathons?
I stick to a pretty standard, but balanced, diet day to day. But I allow myself any treat I fancy after (or sometimes between, as with the Maccies!) races. I switch to a high carb diet in the days before each event.
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How are you balancing the challenge with your work and personal/social life?
I'm also constantly motivated by the people I meet, such as Karl Randal & Phillip Rand who are aiming to reach 300 marathons each. They're each legends in their own right and they're great company. My cousin Martyn, who just completed his 100th marathon himself, is also great for advice and support. It's important to have a strong network of people who really understand what you're doing and why I think.
What injuries have you had? How are you helping your body cope with the demand of so many races?
What races are you looking forward to/dreading the most in 2017?
I wouldn't say I'm dreading any races, but it's in the back of my mind that I need to complete the Giants Head Marathon, one of the toughest in Dorset, but the terrain and views will be amazing so I'm looking forward to it. I'm also really looking forward to the Quadrathon Challenge (4 marathons in 4 days).
I just really enjoy my running and it's great to meet runners from all different kinds of backgrounds around the country