Tag Archives: Ultra 6 World Record Challenge


DESPITE battling against sweltering conditions , troche a Yorkshire team running and cycling in aid of our Armed Forces rheroes, doctor has crossed the finishing line in Scotland to set a new world record time.

The Ultra 6 Great Britain challenge team, spearheaded by Leeds’s Andy North, has completed their Land’s End to John O’Groats DAILY 100 mile cycle AND marathon effort.

A team of six runners set out on July 14th in Cornwall to raise money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Forces Children’s Trust.

Three of the team – Andy North, Mick Bowden and Ben Wood – finally crossed the line at 10pm on Saturday night (July 20) at John O’Groats to set a provisional world record time of 6 days, 16hrs 30mins.

They were aided on route by Cpl Andy Reid, formerly of 3 Yorks, who lost three limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan.

Dozens of well-wishers joined them or waved them on their marathon route from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Despite repeatedly running and cycling in temperatures exceeding 30 degrees C, the team has still managed to achieve its goal.

Continue reading

Ultra 6 Official Launch Black Tie Dinner Event featuring Cpl. Andy Reid

Andy North and the Ultra 6 Challenge Team welcomed approximately 100 guests to The Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa in Leeds on Saturday evening to celebrate the official launch of the world record attempt, which will take place next month.

Launch Event_16

The evening opened with an entertaining presentation from Andy, explaining his motivations to take on challenges such as Ultra 6 and also The Sunshine Challenge, which he successfully completed in 2011

Continue reading