Yorkshire man runs garden ultra marathon in support of local hospitals

For every mile completed, Neil is donating £5

Last year, Neil Musgrove ran seven ultra marathons. With no ultra marathons scheduled to go ahead soon, Neil took matters into his own hands and organised his own ultra marathon in his back garden.

This month, Neil is running one mile a day in his garden, and hoping to reach his goal of the 30 mile starting distance for an ultra marathon by the end of April.

Neil is taking on his ultra marathon using the hashtag #StayHomeSaveLives to raise vital funds for hospital charity, Leeds Cares in support of the hardworking NHS staff at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

Neil told us, “Any experience I’ve had with Leeds Hospitals in the past has been positive, I want to support all of our amazing NHS staff who are currently under huge pressure and working in extremely tough circumstances.”


For every mile completed, Neil is donating £5 and hopes that friends and family will join in with the challenge at their own homes and donate after every mile completed.

Neil added, “My young niece and nephew have already got involved and I’m hoping to get my own kids involved too! I’m sharing the challenge with my colleagues and running club team-mates so hopefully lots of us will get involved!”

All funds raised through Neil’s challenge will go towards Leeds Cares’ ‘Support Your NHS Hospitals’ Appeal and provide vital support to frontline staff at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.


This includes, paying for care packages, assistance with travel and accommodation where needed, as well as helping to fund other health and wellbeing initiatives to boost morale across the wards.

You can support Neil’s fundraising efforts through his JustGiving page.