Mat Jones, @boneyardcuts_ of Boneyardcuts barbershop in Birkenhead is in the middle of training to take on a mammoth task on November 6th for Movember, the leading charity dealing with men’s health issues. He plans to do four marathons in one day, back-to-back, in four different disciplines. That’s 26.2 miles on a rower, then a static bike, then a ski erg, and finally bring it home with a full 26.2 miles running the streets… all in the same day.
Mat has always been into fitness, and became a barber five years ago and has just opened his own shop on the Wirral.
“I’ve always trained and exercised so this event, when I got it into my head, was always going to happen. I like to challenge myself mentally as well as physically. I am not sure if anyone has done this before or maybe done something similar. This event was meant to happen last November but due to Covid, we put it back a year, as there was limited access to training facilities.
“Once I had decided on doing it, I thought why not do it for Movember, as I know it is quite big in the barber industry and it’s all about mental health, which after the lockdown there may be more cases than there used to be, so it’s very important to me to get the message across.”
Mat trains six days a week at 6am every morning before work, and sometimes he fits in another session after work in his gym at the barbershop. He also has to fit in spending time with his family and kids.
Mat predicts it should take him between 14-16 hours to complete the task all going well.
Mat’s Movember Four Marathons in One Day:
26.2 mile row on a rowing machine
26.2 mile bike on a static bike
26.2 mile ski erg
26.2 mile road run
All will be done in the barbershop, except the road race.
To motivate Mat on his huge challenge, you can donate to his page for Movember HERE.