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Guinness World Record holder Stu Levett on his team’s record-breaking charity run from John o’Groats to Lands end. [VIDEO]

Posted on 8 February 2020 by Jake Jones
Stu Levett, Guiness World Record holder Photo credits : @JakeJonesMMA

By Jake Jones and Thomas Clark.

Stu Levett is a man of many talents. Runner, triathlete, trainer, Guinness World Record holder, but most impressively, charity fundraiser.

Stu lists his achievements in such a casual manner, you begin to wonder if he realises how incredible they really are.

“I call myself a frustrated adventurer, opposed to a runner. I’ve done things, like run from Teddington to Portsmouth, kayak the Solent, cycle round the Isle of Wight and then travel back,” said Stu. No big deal, well not if you are Stu Levett anyway.

His upcoming fundraising activities will be to run five ultra-marathons in five days, one ultra-marathon alone can be upwards of 50km. Madness for most people, but for Stu it’s just another challenge to be conquered.

After all, this is a man who in 2016 was the lead member of a team of charity runners who set a Guinness World Record for being the fastest mixed team to run from John o’Groats to Lands End.

They did it in relay form with one runner at all times being on the road, Stu was lead of the Nightswatch team while older brother Martin headed the Days of Thunder runners. They completed the journey in just 4 days, 18 hours and 2 minutes.

An amazing achievement, but not as impressive as the almost £10,000 raised for The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice.

Stu trains at The Foundry Fitness Wellness Centre that he owns alongside his brother Martin.

Here, they train people from as diverse backgrounds as an up and coming MMA fighter to a 75-year-old lady who wants to improve her general fitness.

Take a look at the video to find out more about Stu and the Foundry Fitness Wellness Centre.