Bog LEJOG is a serious running challenge wrapped up in a silly toilet costume. Starting in Spring 2021 (pandemic permitting) with the Lands End parkrun and then running for approximately six to eight weeks to finish up at John O’Groats having covered the length of Great Britain.
Marcus will be running 20-30 miles each day on paths, trails, hills and quiet roads while Kirsty sticks to the roads on her bike to ferry their gear up the country. More details about the route can be seen on the route page.
If you’d like to help out with a patch of grass for our tent or even a hot shower then we’d love to hear from you. We’d also love for people to join in the run or the ride for a few steps or even a few days so again, please get in touch and we can try and co-ordinate this.
2014 was a momentous year for me. In April I set a world record for running a marathon while dressed as a toilet in London. The experience of several thousand people cheering ‘Go Toilet!’ as I ran round the 26.2 mile course was something I’ll treasure for the rest of my life.
Later that year Kirsty and I then set off on an adventure that would take us around the world on our tandem bike. Over the course of 851 days we would discover that the world is a magnificent place full of incredible people.
In 2021 I would like to combine these two experiences with an adventure that is a bit closer to home but no less challenging with the added interest that wearing the toilet costume will bring to the proceedings.
Exploring the length of my home country by foot has been a dream of mine for some time. Moving slowly, taking in the sights, sounds and smells and discovering what makes this island so unique.
We have been interested in the work of WaterAid for over 10 years. During that time we have helped to raise over £35,000 through a number of events and projects including a relay ride from Lands End to John O’Groats and a popular annual Audax cycle event.
Everyone in the world deserves the right to the most basic requirements of clean water and decent toilets and we should have the resources to provide them. Sadly we’re not there yet and until that problem has been solved WaterAid will continue to need support and funding to get us a few steps closer. With this project we hope to not only raise a smile with Marcus running around as a toilet but also awareness and funding for this fantastic cause.
Just £15 is enough to change someone’s life by providing clean drinking water. You can contribute to our fundraising total by clicking here.