Kirkcaldy local, Jim Taylor, has set himself a challenge to run the A-Z of Marathons and aims to raise money to support our client the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust.
Infamous among marathon runners due to having over a thousand steps, Jim’s next big race is the Great Wall of China Marathon. He has been training along the Fife Coastal Path taking advantage of the natural route and beautiful setting:
“The Fife Coastal Path has countless steps and great locations such as Ravenscraig Park and at Wemyss, so it is ideal preparation.” (The Daily Star)
Muckle Media has been helping to spread the word of Jim’s impressive feat by delivering national coverage on behalf of the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust.
Jim has already run six marathons in Europe including Athens, Berlin and Dundee. He keeps himself in tip top condition by running over 50 miles a week, cycling 70 miles a week and doing yoga twice a week. Now 57 years old, Jim was a former body builder in his youth:
“My passion for Marathons began in 1985 when I was a bodybuilder. Our work set up a morning running club and I went along to the meeting thinking because I was a bodybuilder that I was really fit.” (The Sun)
“I was carrying 14-and-a-half stone in weight with 30 inch thighs, but I managed to do two half-marathons that year and I was hooked.” (The Sun)
Jim hopes to complete The Great Wall of China Marathon in 5 hours and raise £1000 for the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust.