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Bus driver shifts up a gear to run 8 marathons in 8 days

17 May 2022

Stagecoach South East bus driver, Joe Moore donned his running gear last month to run 8 marathons in 8 days.

The Hastings based bus driver, who took part in marathons across Sussex, was inspired to take on the challenge after he began counselling. After a difficult two years, Joe wanted to take on a challenge that would test him physically and mentally. 

In aid for mental health charity, Mind, Joe ran over 200 miles and preparing for the challenge came at the mean feat of training up to 6 times a week. 

"The hardest part, believe it or not, was making myself eat after finishing the marathons. I knew I had to eat 3 big meals a day or I wouldn’t have the energy to get up and do the next marathon."

Despite the sore legs, exhausting training and big dinners, it was all worth it to Joe when he crossed the final finish line in Brighton. "The most rewarding moments were the days that my kids could come down [to] watch and run with me."

Joe, who has been with Stagecoach South East for three years, received an incredible response from his depot who raised an impressive £2,000 for his efforts.

The Assistant Operations Manager, Andy Jelley was especially proud of his accomplishment. "His work colleagues are really impressed with his feat but he did look very tired for the next couple of weeks in his recovery. We're all extremely proud of him."


Joe Moore during his 8 marathons in 8 days challenge Joe Moore during his 8 marathons in 8 days challenge.