Spartan JOHN NELMS has run one hundred marathons. That’s 100 full marathons of 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometres) or even longer Ultra Marathons. He ran his 100th at the St Albans Stampede on Saturday. John was escorted across the finish line by his wife Sharon and son Jacob then welcomed to the 100 Club reception by a large number of Spartans (See later for his story). St Albans Stampede Altogether twenty Spartans completed at least four four mile laps at the St Albans Stampede. The Stampede was a 12 hour event around a four mile loop. Runners completed as many laps as they could within the time limit.