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A marathon with a difference

On Saturday 3rd August a marathon with a difference took place on the Bruntingthorpe Tracks. Instead of thousands of runners, there was one man and a machine! Max Glover completed the marathon distance of 26.2 miles around the Bruntingthorpe Indy Circuit, if that wasn’t enough of a tiresome feat, he completed it all whilst towing a car! The car used was a BMW 525d which weighs in at 1.7 tonnes! It took Max a total 21 hours 58 minutes; with a couple of short breaks the total pull time was a whopping 17 hours. If that wasn’t exhausting enough Max pulled through the night and the rain. A fuel of a different kind was used on the tracks that weekend, with max burning over 22,000 calories and staying hydrated on over 30 litres of water. While they say 13 is unlucky for some the thirteenth mile proved to be the fastest for Max, being completed in 27 minutes, a great way to welcome in the halfway point.

This fantastic effort was all in aid of fundraising for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Charity Transplant Appeal, for which Max’s incredible marathon feat has raised, a very well deserved, over £2,000! Well done Max, it was a pleasure to be able to help you with this charity effort, whilst we’re glad, we didn’t have to get in on the pulling effort!

Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire is the current home of C Walton Limited, Manheim Auctions, Big Thunder Events, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, featuring the iconic Cold War Jets Collection as well as a number of other automotive businesses. All situated within the 670-acre site, there is something to meet the needs of each of our customers. Our wide range of facilities allow us to cater for any type of event, from the standard to the obscure, and thanks to our 3.2km straight, Bruntingthorpe still operates as an active airfield.

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