Alistair Smith is planning an assault on a world record at the London Marathon in April – the 39 year old from Edinburgh is looking to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon dressed as a nurse (male), which would require a time under 2 hours 45 minutes!
First though, he will be giving the flattering nurse outfit a test run at Kilomathon on 20th March, where he will tackle the 13.1K route from Ocean Terminal to BT Murrayfield Stadium. With a predicted time of 45 minutes, we expect to see Alistair towards the front of the field, striding out in his nurse’s uniform. As well as chasing the world record, Alistair is using this incredible personal challenge to fundraise for MS-UK who provide support and care to anyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis; his mother-in-law has suffered from MS for over 30 years. He is already over 50% to his £4,000 target. You can donate to Alistair’s cause at Virgin Money Giving.
Kilomathon has 13.1K and 6.55K runs on offer, as well as a 2.62K junior race. These alternative race distances make the perfect training runs for anyone looking to step up in distance from 5K to 10K or 10K to a half or full marathon. Kilomathon is run along Edinburgh’s cycle path network, passing by the historic Royal Yacht Britannia and picturesque Victoria Park before a grandstand finish in front of the west stand at BT Murrayfield.
The 2016 Kilomathon takes place on 20th March and late entries for the 13.1K and 2.62K junior race remain open until 16th March. For more information and to enter, head to www.kilomathon.com