Runner starts ambitious 100-day circuit of British coast

Nick Butter on Run Britain
Nick Butter on Day 5 of his Run Britain challenge in Colyton in East Devon (Image credit: Pat Kinsella)

Endurance runner Nick Butter is just days into his latest challenge to run the British coast in 100 days. To do this, needs to run two marathons each day.

No stranger to huge challenges, Nick has previously  run a marathon in every country in the world in 674 days.

This time, he aims to run 52.4 miles over 14 hours each day to total 5,240 miles. 

When we caught up with Nick on the trail this morning in Colyton in East Devon, he said: "I had a very hard day yesterday." 

Despite all the miles in his legs already, we thought he looked very strong. 

nick butter points to run britain map

Nick Butter points to the start of the Run Britain map (Image credit: Jack Anstey)

day one of run britain

Nick Butter on day one of the Run Britain challenge (Image credit: Amy Bullock)

Run Britain for 196 Foundation

At the heart of the Run Britain challenge is the 196 Foundation, which supports “pockets of need all over the world”. The foundation asks for donations of £1.96 per month and the total collection of funds is then used to support one cause each year. The goal is to provide aid to every country in the world, in small bite size chunks. 

Nick said: “I’ll be running 52.4 miles per day for 100 days in the hope that kind people will be inspired to donate 6p per day for a year to the 196 Foundation, via £1.96 monthly. That’s a lot of miles for just  6p…”

Nick started on April 17 at the Eden Project in Cornwall and is running anti-clockwise around the coast of Britain. You can join him on the run by booking in on the website. There is also a tracker so you can follow his progress. Follow him on Instagram 

Fiona Russell
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Fiona Russell is a widely published adventure journalist and blogger, better known as Fiona Outdoors. She is based in Scotland and is an all-round outdoors enthusiast with favorite activities including trail running, mountain walking, mountain biking, road cycling, triathlon and skiing (both downhill and backcountry). Aside from her own adventures, Fiona's biggest aim is to inspire others to enjoy getting outside and exploring, especially through her writing. She is also rarely seen without a running skort! Find out more at Fiona Outdoors.