Torquay to Trafalgar: A London Marathon warm-up

(Last Updated On: August 16, 2021)

Scott Green, from Torquay, is not only tackling the London Marathon this October but has a little warm-up run from Torquay to Trafalgar Square the days leading up to it.

A mammoth 250 miles over five days, raising vital funds and awareness for a charity close to his heart.

This personal challenge is for the mental health charity MIND, in memory of his nephew Hayden Smith, a local footballer who took his own life in July 2019, at just 19 years old.

Scott explained: “Doing this run is just as much about raising awareness of mental health, as is the hope of raising money for the charity. Hayden’s death came as a massive shock, as a family we never knew Hayden had any issues. Mental health effects many people in different ways, and during this pandemic more so than ever.”

Scott has been training in some aspect every day, with back-to-back runs and lots of strength and conditioning work; to optimise his ability to complete the 50 daily miles to get to London. The route has been triple checked, nutrition plans fine-tuned with his knowledge from being a qualified personal trainer, and he is now on his 3rd pair of running shoes.

This will be Scott’s 10th marathon, so taking on that extra challenge is a way of moving up the goal post, and pushing him mentally and physically. After the London Marathon being postponed, it is now on Sunday 3rd October allowing Scott one rest day before the ‘final lap’ of 26.2 miles around the city.

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