Forrest Gump Runner grows a Beard
We love hearing bearded related stories but this might be the best one yet! Runner Ewan Gordon has completed a 1050-mile route from John O’ Groats to Land’s End dressed as Forrest Gump. 43-year-old Gordon, who first began running in 2011, ran an average of 26 miles per day for six weeks to complete the course. Gordon undertook the challenge in memory of 9-year-old family friend Thomas Laurie, who passed away from the rare genetic disorder Cockayne Syndrome in February 2014. The disorder, which causes premature ageing and stunted growth amongst other symptoms, currently affects around 300 children in the UK. What is the best thing about your beard? Best thing, women love my beard, those that don't like it are in denial! Rumour has it that your beard ran the 1050 mile run and you happened to be just part of it, is this true? Yes it is indeed the beard that smashed the route out, I was playing piggy back. What happens to the beard now? I am going to get it shaped nicely for the summer so I can enjoy Ice Creams again. Have you heard from the fake Forrest Gump yet? His name is Tom Hanks. My friends have been tagging Tom Hanks in Twitter, he's a legend! Would you ever do it again? I'm cycling the return leg with my nephew next year, he's called Jamie Gordon, he's 15 How can people support this wonderful cause? Everyone can look up my running page on Facebook 'Running for Thomas Laurie John O'Groats to Lands End 2015' to support and follow my beard I'm going to shape it for the summer, so I can eat ice cream properly. To read more about Cockayne Syndrome, click here. You can donate to the charities using the following links: Helen & Douglas House Amy and Friends - Cockayne Syndrome Support ROSY Lifelites Facebook page here. (Beard tip to Lianne Murphy for sending us this news story) Is there something you would like to see on the site let us know contact us here or on Facebook, and Twitter.
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