We’re delighted that Adam Holland, winner of last year’s RB Hull Marathon, has accepted our invitation to come back to defend his title on the revised route on 24 September.
Adam is an outstanding athlete with an amazing record of achievements. To date he has completed 298 marathons/ultras and has won 155 of them. He has won more marathons than anyone else in the UK and ranks 6th in the world for marathon wins! He holds the record for the fastest 10 consecutive marathons – 28:37:16 – averaging 2:51:44. Aged only 23 Adam broke the world record for the youngest person to run 100 marathons (set by Steve Edwards aged 28). And yet Adam claims modestly that his focus isn’t on breaking records: “I'm just going with the flow, if there are any records I can get I will have a go.”
Adam has shown great form recently, setting a new marathon PB of 2:27:55 in Paris in April. He’s aiming for sub 2:30:00 in Hull in September along with several others so we’re hoping for an exciting race to the finish line.
Some of Adam’s many achievements:
Won the RB Hull Marathon in 2:37:40
44 marathon/ultras including 25 sub 3-hour marathons.
Fastest time for 10 marathons in 10 days, 28:37:19
Kenya Peace Torch Relay 1000km in 10 days
114 events including 62 marathons
24 marathons in 17 days, 21 March – 6 April 2015
Fastest time for the Brathay Challenge, 10 marathons in 10 days, 30 hours 20 mins 54 secs, Windermere 7 – 16 May 2010
The youngest person to run 100 marathons – aged 23
Although he describes himself as an extreme endurance runner Adam is also a regular parkrunner. He’s clocked up 134 parkruns including 100+ first finishes and has a PB of 15:36.
In December Adam organises the Newark Showground Christmas Challenge where runners complete as many or as few laps as they want of the 3.28 mile circuit around Newark Airfield. “I want to give people the opportunity to have a go as it is not always an option for some people,” is his reason for staging the event and he says it’s “almost like a family event bringing lots of people together and in some cases raising lots of money for charity.”
If you want to know more about Adam check him out on Power of 10/Run Britain and see his impressive record. Adam is also very active on social media as Adam Tango Holland and his Facebook page makes for a very impressive and interesting read as it chronicles all the events he takes part in.