Running Tales
Running Tales
Apr 15, 2022
Michael Williams: Conquering the 860 mile JOGLE in 17 days at 70
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It was third time lucky for Michael Williams as he completed the gruelling 860 mile JOGLE earlier this month.

The event, which gets it's name from the course than runs from tip (John O'Groats) to toe (Land's End) of Britain, takes place over 17 days meaning runners face distances of more than 50 miles on most days.

Michael, an experienced ultra runner as you can hear on Episode 11 of Series One of the Running Tales Podcast, was taking on the event for the third time - despite being 70 years old.

In 2020, he was denied by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic which saw the race being cancelled, and a year later he had to drop out through injury.

This time he was the only entrant to complete the event, despite suffering shin splints, taking wrong turns and encountering every kind of weather from storms to some rare British sun.

In this second series of Running Tales, I'm joined by my husband Craig to learn more about the extraordinary stories of runners, wheelchair racers and walkers.

He spoke to Michael at a somewhat windy Northampton parkrun...



To sponsor Michael Williams, who was running for Childaid to raise money for refugees from Ukraine, you should visit

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