Fiona Outdoors logo My independent guide to the best of Scotland outdoors

Sunday Mail: Ben the 401 marathons man

Written by Fiona

March 28 2016

Last week, just before The Man Flu and the Cough from Hell got a full hold on me, I met with Ben Smith. He is running an incredible 401 marathons on 401 consecutive days. I joined Ben on the Forth & Clyde Canal near Kirkintilloch for part of his 203rd marathon. He is raising funds for two anti-bullying charities close to his heart. Read the full article that I wrote for the Sunday Mail. Here is a pdf, too. I hope to run with him again this summer when he returns to Scotland.

(Hilariously, I have been called an outdoors guru!)

Sunday Mail Ben 401 Challenge

To find out more see 401 Challenge.


More Like This


5 fantastic reasons to vIsit Guatemala – and 4 things to do there 


How cold water swimming can help with managing depression


Corbett bagging: Morven, near Ballater


Free beginner’s guide to navigation by Ramblers Scotland


Corbett bagging: Meall Dubh, Glen Moriston


Tips for first time traveller’s guide | Greenbrier WV