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  • I have reached Lands’ End!

    I have reached Lands’ End!

    Today (23rd September) I completed my epic 40 marathons in 40 days challenge! It has been an absolutely epic journey, and something that will live with me forever. Despite the constant aches, pains and endless hills there was one thought that kept me going. That thought was a determination to prove that anyone and everyone...

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  • Calling all runners – Can you beat Hugo?

    Calling all runners – Can you beat Hugo?

    One of the biggest challenges of my run has been getting myself motivated and mentally prepared to run every morning when my body’s been screaming at me to go back to bed and recover from the last day / week / month of running. Something that’s made this easier is getting out of the team...

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  • The Last Leg… quite literally

    The Last Leg… quite literally

    On Tuesday, Channel 4’s Last Leg presenters Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker paid me a visit to film me running during my final week of the challenge. After getting a little lost they finally managed to find me and my team in the depths of the Somerset countryside. As you know, I have...

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  • I COULD VISIT YOUR SCHOOL!

    I COULD VISIT YOUR SCHOOL!

    During this challenge I have had the opportunity to meet some amazing kids along the way who have shown tremendous support and have definitely motivated me to keep going. This has in turn motivated me to want to get them more involved in this campaign in aid of Scope and Sarcoma UK. On that note,...

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  • Calling all Richards!

    Calling all Richards!

    This week Virgin Media crowned me their new accessibility ambassador. This is an accolade I could not be more proud of. Other Virgin Media ambassadors include Olympic legends such as Mo Farah, Usain Bolt and Christine Ohuruogu so to be included alongside these amazing athletes is fantastic and it shows that anyone can live a...

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  • Nottingham Homecoming

    Nottingham Homecoming

    Wow! What an experience it was running into my home town last Friday. The feeling I got as I turned the corner into Nottingham town centre was like no other and the home support was phenomenal. To be greeted by the Lord Mayor Merlita Bryan and the Civic Guards at the steps of Nottingham Council...

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  • What makes a challenge?

    What makes a challenge?

    Now I’ve run over half the miles on this epic challenge, I wanted to give an insight into some of the people I spend my days with on the event. I have an absolutely fantastic team behind me without whom the challenge simply would not be possible.  The event team is from Threshold Sports, and...

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  • Thank You de Poel!

    Thank You de Poel!

    A huge thank you to the company, de Poel, for sponsoring Day 21 of my Run Across Britain challenge. Not only have de Poel so generously sponsored this stage of the run, they have also come out to both cheer and run alongside me. I had 13 de Poel employees joining me -  some did...

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  • A few thank you’s

    A few thank you’s

    As I continue my challenge there have been people along the way that have shown me so much support that I just wanted to take a moment to thank them.  Firstly, a huge thank you goes to the team at Tesco’s Express Inverness for allowing me to borrow their wheelchair for a few weeks whilst...

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  • A Sneak Peek Into My Life On The Road

    A Sneak Peek Into My Life On The Road

    I am up early every morning preparing myself for the long day ahead. I usually have breakfast around 7am which consists of cereal, fruit, a fry up and a strong cup of coffee (I need as much energy as I can possibly fit in!). After breakfast it’s time for around an hour of media interviews....

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