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NOCO Hair Director Helps Break World Record for Charity

by kieran / last updated April 9, 2021

Noco Hair Noel Halligan run for charity

NOCO Hair director, Noel Halligan, has entered the record books after running the virtual London Marathon for charity.

Noel, co-founder of the Bristol salon, did 10 laps of the Bristol Harbourside and raised more than £2,000 for Penny Brohn UK to help people live well with cancer. The salon regularly works and raises money for the local charity.

Noel is known for partaking in running events and is a regular at marathons around the UK, but the latest marathon had to be done virtually due to the pandemic. Usually held in April, the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon (UK) was pushed back to 4 October once the country came out of lockdown. Last week he officially received his Guinness Book of Records certificate for the achievement, of which he is reportedly very proud.

The official name of the award received was “The most users to run a remote marathon in 24 hours,” with exactly 37,966 people taking part in the event.

On the physical feat, Noel shared: “I’ve always wanted to break a world record and me and my friend were going to try and be the fastest people to run a marathon in a two-person costume, but the race was postponed and he had a baby so couldn’t do it.”

“So, I went ahead and ended up with a world record anyway! The record was for 38,000 people running a virtual marathon at the same time,” he continued.

See what Noel has to say about making your salon stand out from the crowd.

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