Amazing runner Lee Dodgson in final push to get to John O’Groats

Lee rattles off the miles as he hits the mountainous roads of Scotland.
Lee rattles off the miles as he hits the mountainous roads of Scotland.

The end is in sight with just 150 miles to go!

That’s the target facing mega runner Lee Dodgson on his incredible 827 mile run from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Lee Dodgson who is closing in on his dream of running 827 miles.

Lee Dodgson who is closing in on his dream of running 827 miles.

The Hartlepool man has already covered an amazing 676 miles in his bid to raise £40,000 for Alice House Hospice.

Now comes the final push and he hopes to finish the huge task by this Friday.

After facing just about every obstacle along the way, Lee is still managing to run more than 40 miles on most days with the support of Hartlepool people who have driven to his location to run sections of the route with him.

His constant support on the journey has been Kevin Fincken, who said: “His spirits are high and we should finish in John o Groats on Friday afternoon.”

His spirits are high and we should finish in John o Groats on Friday afternoon

Kevin Fincken

Today Lee is running from Pitlochry to Aviemore on the B8079 and then took the B847.

Kevin said the aim to complete the run this week was “on target for Friday.”

But Lee would still love more people to pledge money to the cause which has already gathered in more than £30,000 for the hospice.

He posted on social media last weekend that he was feeling good and his bigger concern was making sure the money kept on rolling in for the Hartlepool charity.

Lee Dodgson.

Lee Dodgson.

His amazing run has seen him battle everything from niggling injuries to huge mountain inclines, and horrendous weather to the loss of his running partner John Hewitson, who suffered a serious leg injury and had to pull out of the run.

But Lee has battled on regardless and has attracted more than 300,000 comments of support on his social media pages.

He also attracted nearly 10,000 visits to the last story posted on social media by the Hartlepool Mail as well as messages such as: “Keep up the good work Dodge and all your support team.”

This is not Lee’s only attempt to raise money for the hospice.

Lee builds up the miles in #LEJOGAH.

Lee builds up the miles in #LEJOGAH.

It comes just 18 months after he ran seven marathons in seven days to raise £20,000 for the organisation, which was then known as Hartlepool and District Hospice.

Any donations for the hospice would be welcome.

Just visit the website, https://give.everydayhero.com/uk/lejog17.

Lee's current running route.

Lee's current running route.