Liam Cox plans to run 12 full marathons for the 12 days of Christmas. He is taking on this challenge to raise funds for the North West Stop charity, who provide free and confidential counselling service to those in the north-west region of Ireland.

Liam Cox previously rowed for Carrick-on-Shannon as a junior from 2007 to 2014. The highlights of Liam’s rowing career included representing Ireland at the Home International Regatta in 2010, taking part in the 2x and 4x events alongside crew members James Hanna, Eoghan O’Connor and Ian Kelly.

Liam has won both indoor and outdoor junior championships and has represented Carrick-on-Shannon at Ghent International Regatta. Currently Liam is a committee member at Carrick-on-Shannon Rowing Club and is a familiar face at events.

Starting on the 20th December, Liam will run a marathon a day for 12 days including Christmas Day. Liam will be running across four routes in line with the COVID-19 guidelines. Each day will consist of running 42.2kms, resulting in over 500kms over the 12 days.

Liam is hoping to raise funds for the North West Stop Charity whose charity fundraising events have been affected by COVID-19 this year. Liam says “I feel like 2020 is also a perfect time to raise money for this charity as their services are needed now more than ever. I think everyone I know has struggled at times this year”.

Rowing Ireland wishes Liam Cox the very best in the 12 Marathons of Christmas.

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