Rory Coleman, the high profile coach and endurance runner, is set to complete his 1,000th marathon in Nottingham on Sunday 24 September. When Rory crosses the line at Robin Hood Marathon, the remarkable veteran will signal another stage in his recovery from Guillain–Barré Syndrome, an extremely rare auto-immune disease that left him unable to walk and confined to a wheelchair.
The man who quit smoking and drinking alcohol 20 years ago, and went on to run in hundreds of marathon and tough endurance events like the Marathon des Sables and the Grand Union Canal Race (145 miles), faced his toughest challenge when diagnosed with Guillain–Barré Syndrome last year.
Rory puts his amazing recovery down to being super-fit and having a positive mindset. Since then he’s completed a further 13 marathons including the Marathon des Sables again and is looking forward to making it 1000 marathons at Nottingham.
The 24 September programme includes the Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon plus the popular half marathon and a mini-marathon (entries closed). For more information, visit the event website.