Sam completes 666-mile run for Typhoon rebuild

Sam Worthington-Leese
Done! Sam has completed by 666-mile challenge - equivalent to 25 marathons

Warbird and commercial pilot Sam Worthington-Leese has completed his challenge to run 666 miles in 100 days, to raise funds for the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group.

Sam completed the distance yesterday, 6 June, the anniversary of D-Day, running 6.66 miles every day for 100 days. That’s one mile for every Hawker Typhoon pilot killed during WWII.

Sam said, “I have only not run at all on two of the 100 days. One through a super early and late day at work, and the second from having my head down the toilet the previous night after picking up a bug from my little one…

“The longest single distance I’ve run is 13.32 miles (the day after the first missed day), and the shortest single distance has been 2.66.

“[The aim is to] Raise funds and awareness for the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group as we work hard to raise the funds required to rebuild a genuine combat veteran Hawker Typhoon and return her to the skies.

“If you’ve been holding out on sponsorship to see if I completed it, well, no excuses now! Hands in pockets!

“Will I keep running every day? Absolutely not. I still don’t like running.

“Big thanks as ever to everyone who has sponsored me, for the running shirts and to Pooleys Flight Equipment for the Garmin watch to track the runs.”

Make a contribution to Sam’s cause here


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