The Running Mad Professor
As the Running Mad Professor, Tom ran the 2010 London Marathon, raising awareness of encephalitis; this is inflammation and swelling of the brain, often caused by a virus. This video of his training regime has had more than 20,000 hits, and he won a Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon dressed as a doctor, raising £21,000 for the Encephalitis Society.
The World's Biggest Brain
To increase awareness of encephalitis, and other brain infections, for World Encephalitis Day 2014, I created the World’s Biggest Brain, made up of 687 people, which won a Guinness World Record. This included a Performance Art Project which explored brain function and injury caused by encephalitis.
Interview with Jonathon Edwards
Tom was interviewed for BBC 1 on the start-line just before the London marathon by the Olympic Gold Medalist, Jonathon Edwards