Running ultra races is something else. This particular race was 82 miles in length. To put that in perspective, a marathon is a fair challenge for anyone. Well this is three marathons, one after the other, with a park run thrown in at the end, just for good measure. To do that, you have to be physically fit, but you also need mental toughness to get you through the stress to which you are subjecting your body. Lucas Payne has both, having done lots of Ironman Challenges when he was younger. but this was something else. Although he is fit, he probably did not put the hours in on his feet when training and it was his sheer determination that saw him come through in the end.
He has written an account of the day, which is below.