After completing the first leg of his incredible Radio 2 ultra-marathon for Children in Need today, Vernon Kay has gotten off to a fantastic start.
And now, having completed an amazing 27.2 miles from Leicester to Derby, Vernon Kay is primed and raring to go on the second leg of his enormous challenge tomorrow.
After finishing his first day, Vernon spoke exclusively to The Sun from a recreation center. He said, “We were saying on the run, it’s the bad people who make the news, but running through Leicestershire my spirits were so lifted by the public.”
“The generosity of spirit has been unbelievable.”
After finishing the first stage, Vernon acknowledged that he was anxious to tackle the 110-mile journey’s most difficult section—the Peak District.
He added: “I’m lying on the floor of a leisure centre right now, then we’ll have a debrief and then I’m having an ice bath.
“The route is really hilly so I’m not looking forward to it. I ran for 27 miles today and took three breaks. This section is so far so I’ll be running and walking.”
Vernon gave listeners updates on his progress throughout the day by making live appearances on Radio 2.
He said earlier: “The hip just said ‘hello’ on the last mile, and my toes have got a bit twingey, but we knew that would happen anyway, so we’ll get that massaged out and then we’ll crack on, I don’t really want to rest because I feel good!.
“The Radio 2 listeners are really showing their support, it’s awesome.
“We’re just coming up to 15 and a bit miles. We’ve got a couple of lovely ladies joining us from Ivanhoe Running club.”Just had a massage on the left leg, but I think that’s going to be the achilles heel – quite literally.”