Jonny Adamson LCW Hall of Fame

Jonny Adamson – 16 April 2023

Heres what Jonny had to say about this fantastic achievement.


Despite 15 weeks of training the muscles, the gut, and the mind, not everything went to plan on race day. For the first 10 miles or so I couldn’t shake off a niggle in my knee, and at the 25-mile mark, I had to take an unexpected stop to reapply the plasters on my toes and ring out my socks. I hadn’t accounted for the morning dew and it had completely saturated my feet! 


My very supportive wife met me with a drop bag just over halfway where I guzzled down a couple of giant pretzels and a can of coke. I also took the opportunity to freshen up with a change of underwear for the second half of the run – a top tip for anyone looking to complete a 100km run. Despite the hiccups, I still felt positive at 60km, but as the afternoon went on and the weather got warmer, I was losing a lot of salt, and subsequently spend the back 40km with cramps either in the calf, adductor, or both at the same time!

I strategically started my race outside Spinners pub on Little Church Lane in Methley, knowing that the promise of an ice-cold pint as I crossed the finish line would spur me on in those painful last few miles.

I managed to keep the demons, the cramp, the niggles, and the dehydration all at bay, crossing the finish line in 12 hours and 44 minutes, ushered in by a couple of close friends and a group of runners from my club.
I did this as part of a 2-part charity challenge raising money for Parkinson’s UK. The second part is to complete the length of Britain by bike in September.