Sponsor Richard

I am running the Yorkshire Marathon on 20th October 2019. I am raising funds for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal whilst doing so.

Please consider sponsoring me for this event. Thank you!


Smiles through the miles

Smiles through the miles

After years of being involved with rugby league, I decided that I needed to do something different – something for me, something to challenge me, and to try a new world that was different from the world I had lived previously. A friend suggested to me that I should take part in the Liverpool Santa Dash with them that coming year – December 2012. I started off not being able to run to the end of the road. I had a lot of work to do to be able to run 5k.

Being a ‘heavy lad’, it was going to do me good though to gain some form of fitness. I went out after dark and drove away from my home area, and started running bit by bit, until I can run further each time. I would reach my target of being able to run 5k – and I would be dressed as Santa too!

After taking part in the Liverpool Santa Dash with 8,000 other Santas, I had caught the running bug and wanted to do more of it. Mass participation running events are an amazing coming together of communities and it was something I wanted to be part of. Within the next 20 months, I had taken part in my first ever marathon!

Since those early days of setting out running, I have now ran over 100 races, including four marathons, a duathlon, a sprint triathlon, and coming up to 200 parkruns. Running is good fun. It helps you see the country and meet lots of new friends. I highly recommend trying it!

I am currently training for my fifth marathon, the Run For All Yorkshire Marathon that takes place in York on 20th October 2019. I am looking forward to getting myself ready over the coming months and getting plenty of miles in my legs before then. Please keep your fingers crossed for a dry, not too warm summer! 

If you fancy sponsoring me, please visit my Just Giving page.

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How A Fat Sweaty Santa Became A Marathon Runner

‘How A Fat Sweaty Santa Became A Marathon Runner’ is the story of how I went from not being able to run all of the distance of a charity fun run to completing my first marathon race.

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