James Howat This particular challenge has set a couple of alarm bells ringing for me whereas until now I have taken everything on this page at face value and generally been inspired by Amy.
It's mainly because of how tired Amy has looked and her overall pace and mileage. They don't really seem to tie up with someone capable of running nearly 75 miles a day for 7 days on a treadmill.
So I have been comparing Amy with established ultra runners, GB athletes and others who have held or attempted similar records. I'm sorry to say that what I have read gives rise to a lot of doubt in my mind about the legitimacy of the previous challenges.
I think the best move from here would be for Amy to complete in some actual, organised ultra races where results can't be questioned.
I'm sure I'll be attack as a 'hater' but anyone of my friends who has ever attempted any kind of challenge will tell you I'm nothing but encouraging and supportive and in many cases have trained with them towards their goals. So casting doubt is not something I do lightly.
My name is James, I work for a well known housing and homelessness charity. I have ambled around 20-30 half marathons, 4 marathons, 1 ultra, 6 half and 2 full iron distance triathlons. So I have my own experiences of being an average Joe putting in many miles and hours of training just to achieve averageness and raise a few quid for a few charities. When I met Amy at the Cambridge half I asked for a selfie because I was a fan. I'm not someone having a dig for no reason but a genuine follower of this page with genuine doubts. good point