A mother and daughter from Chiswick, Jacquie Millett and Camilla Langlands, have entered the Guinness World of Records by running more than 100 marathons together.
Individually they’ve run even more than that. They’ve just come back from the Comrades race in South Africa, one of the toughest marathons in the world, which was Jacquie’s 176th and Camilla’s 137th marathon.
By December last year they’d reached 102 marathons together. They’ve just now had notification that Guinness World of Records have finished their checks – they fastidiously checked every race – and added them to their official list of record breakers.
Jacquie, who only started running when she was 57, says she loves running with her daughter because it’s something they share. “It’s brought us closer together” she said. “We have a similar sense of humour and it gives us a lot of laughs”.
Camilla, who started in 2013 when she was 26, says “I never dreamed I could or would run a marathon let alone 137! To have completed over 100 of those with my mum has been the most wonderful experience and for it to be recognised with a new world record, is amazing! I look forward to the next chapter of our adventure. Next stop Seattle!” (mid-August).
They’ve been all over the world running and made many new friends. To see the picture gallery and watch a video interview with Jacquie in the This Is Chiswick section of The Chiswick Calendar website …
And you can follow their exploits on their blog here