26th October 2016
Michael Wiggins, Beam's Senior Services Co-ordinator and Ultra Marathon Runner, completes 100 miles in 23.42 hours.
As part of the Centurion Autumn 100 mile race, alongside 245 other marathon enthusiasts, Michael Wiggins (Wiggins, as he is more popularly known) smashed the cut off time of 28 hours to complete the gruelling four consecutive 25 mile courses, by doing so in an unbelievable 23.42 hours.
Running, at times, in complete darkness Wiggins ran to and from the base of Goring, South Oxfordshire, three times before finishing his 100 miles in Reading. The varying and challenging course saw Wiggins climb to a height 3840 ft in often moody terrain after facing heavy down pours on both days.
The race isn't for the faint hearted with 50 runners dropping out and unable to finish but Wiggins is no stranger to these heroic challenges, having now completed over 46 marathons across the UK, France, Germany and Spain. With this, he has raised over £10,000 for various charities and is constantly raising his game.
Next April he is set to complete another 100 mile course along the Thames Path from Richmond to Oxford, as well as the world famous London Marathon.
Beam are immensely proud of Wiggins and wish him all the best of luck and continue their support in all his future Ultra Marathon endeavours.