Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Jo Fearon completes 12 moarathons in 12 days and raises €12k+ for charity

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Jo Fearon completes 12 moarathons in 12 days and raises €12k+ for charity

On the 13th of December, Jo Fearon of Eagle AC started out on her first of twelve marathons on a treadmill in Mahers Sport in Cork City.

On day 10, Jo's accumulated time was 39 hours 03 minutes and 21 seconds. As everything was recorded and witnessed, that should be a new Guinness World Record for the fastest time on a treadmill for running 10 marathons in 10 days.

Yesterday on Christmas Eve, Jo finished the 12th and final marathon in the fastest time yet of 3:51.

In fact, every day her times for the marathon have been remarkably consistent...

3:53, 3:55, 3:55, 3:55, 3:55, 3:55, 3:53, 3:57, 3:55, 3:53, 3:55, 3:51

The main aim of the 12 marathons in 12 days was of course to raise funds for the neo-natal ward at Cork CUH. Between online donations and passers by, Jo has raised an amazing €12,169. If anyone would like to top it up, you can find the online donation page HERE

Nearly there...Finish of the 12th marathon in 12 days and 314.4 miles covered

Gerard Down of Eagle AC with Jo Fearon. Ger turned up on day one to help out and ended up staying for all twelve

Photos by Joe Murphy of Eagle AC


Anonymous said...

Fair play, great achievement, can't see it replacing the 12 pubs of Christmas though.

Anonymous said...

Shopping with my 9 year old on Christmas Eve when we stumbled upon Jo who was in the process of completing her 12th marathon. I was amazed at how strong she was running and indeed how cheerful she was. What an absolutely amazing achievement and indeed an incredibly selfless act. Hope she is having a well deserved rest.

Raven said...

Brilliant achievement
I hate treadmills so this would be a nightmare for me don't know how she did it fair play to her

Anonymous said...

Sincere congrats Jo, treadmill running isn't easy as you think you're getting "nowhere" Also, because every step is similar, injury is a distinct possibility. I once ran a half marathon on a treadmill as I couldn't train on road due to frost, and I thought I was fantastic! But.... 12 marathons.... 12 days....... absolutely superb.