In order to raise money for the Rainbows Children’s Hospice, Jon Kinder decided to make an attempt on the world record for a 12 hour run on a treadmill. The treadmill was set up in the Cornmarket, Derby, on Saturday 27th February 2016, with the generous support of the adjacent Book Café, and Jon ran continuously (with the exception of hourly comfort breaks) from 8.20am to 8.20pm. Curious passers-by were encouraged to contribute to the Rainbows collection buckets, and quite a crowd gathered as the clock ticked towards 8.20pm, culminating in a huge round of applause as the old record was passed with just under ten minutes to go! Playing to the crowd Jon increased the pace for a sprint finish. The old record stood at 131.35km, and Jon’s new record is 132.90km.
Around £3,000 was raised for the charity in the process.