On 13th July 2021, Rhys Jenkins (32, Penarth, South Wales) will attempt to set a new record running the entire 1,050-miles from John O'Groats to Land’s End whilst submitting Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. In this incredible test of human endurance, Jenkins will need to run the equivalent of 40 marathons and tackle an elevation gain over 100,000ft in under 30 days 8 hours and 18 minutes in order break the current record set by Adam Kimble and Kris King.
For Jenkins, this challenge is not just about the record, he is running for a much bigger cause that’s extremely close to his and his wife’s heart.
“Unfortunately, growing up, my wife Cerys was abused as a child, so I’m running this challenge for her and all the other victims of child abuse across the UK. I’m hoping to raise £10,000 for the Lucy Faithfull Foundation to help them continue their fantastic work protecting and caring for children from such abuse.”
If you would like to show your support, then please feel free to cheer him on from the side of the road or join him for a few miles running. Unfortunately, Rhys and the team will be too busy to coordinate visits, so please refer to the live tracker map and Rhys' social media channels for the latest information to plan your visit. We look forward to seeing you!
There's more to Rhys than his fabulous beard.
Rhys Jenkins is an ultra-endurance athlete from Cardiff, South Wales, who, over the last 10 years, has raised over £100,000 for various charities. In 2019, Rhys became Wales' first-ever competitor in the notorious Badwater 135 ultramarathon, renowned for being the hardest footrace on the planet. In 2020, Rhys set a new fastest-know-time for the 870 mile Wales Coast Path, beating the previous record by just 2 hours 19 minutes.
Watch our documentary of Rhys' 2020 Wales Coast Path Record Attempt.
The first film from Rokman tells the story of Rhys' brutal 870-mile Wales Coast Path record attempt and unpacks the concept of mental resilience, showing how it can be used to help us break through our limits and achieve the impossible.