He only actually went and did it!!! Mr MOL completed the epic Jurassic Coast 100. Setting off from Weymouth at 2am Saturday morning, he finished on Exmouth seafront some 100km and 17 hours later.
Jon says of this epic, gruelling event 'it was a really fantastic and a truly rewarding experience. It was unbelievably hard in places and I really had to dig deep, but due to all the support I was able to get it done. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking for their next challenge'
If Jon had trained as much as he'd deliberated about which kit to take he would have knocked about 5 hours off his time! Jon finally decided to run with the Ferrino X-Track 20. With a 20l capacity Jon was worried he was carrying too much kit, (layers, enough food to feed a small army and plenty of fluids) but in the end he used and ate everything and was glad he opted for the larger pack to accommodate his gear (and appetite). "The big plus was it's bottom compartment which meant I could access it from the side and could keep moving whilst grabbing snacks and food'.
‘I also made the decision to take Ferrino's Kailash telescopic, carbon running poles with me, which slotted into neat loops on the pack when not in use. I am so pleased that I did, 40 miles in with very tired legs, I used them to walk up the hills. I have not walked with poles before but I really valued the stability that they offered me and I found that I could get into a good rhythm using them up the steep hills’,
Another piece of MOL kit that made the cut was a Sunday Afternoons Aerial Cap. 'Once the sun came out halfway into the race the cap was ideal. Comfortable and lightweight, it also offers full sun protection, especially important for someone who does not have the benefit of hair!
The rest of the MOL team are massively in awe of Jon and his accomplishment, we would say that training and preparation were not his strengths but digging deep and getting the job done on the day were. His efforts have certainly inspired the rest of the MOL team and there is now talk of a MOL team member upgrading to a full marathon from a half this weekend, (eeekkk) watch this space…….