Running Marathons / Ultras since 2009 raising money for Help for Heroes. 70+ and counting...

Now for 2014...This year's big challenge is 'Only Fools & Heroes'. I will be running the Paris & New York marathons as well as a 300 mile run from Peckham to Lands End dressed as Batman! I'm continuing to raise money for our brave Heroes and Heroines, with every penny raised going to Help for Heroes!

Previous highlights:

4ootball Marathon - 100 mile solo run between 4 football league grounds

Gavin & Stacey Marathon - 205 miles from Gavin's Billericay to Stacey's Barry Island

Stadia Marathon - Wembley>Lords>Twickenham>Wimbledon>Crystal Palace

2013's test was a 300 mile soap-inspired run in May. I set out from the Eastenders set at Elstree, running North to Yorkshire to visit Emmerdale then headed West to drop-in on Weatherfield and Corrie, before completing my run in Hollyoaks.

It was great to meet so many small screen legends and receive so much wonderful support along the route!

There's plenty more to come - to see all the latest details and photos, then go to or please visit 

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So please dig deep and donate now....

Thanks for your interest, and hopefully your support.


All the best,



Raising money for

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes

Charity Registration No. 1120920

Help for Heroes supports our wounded. Help for Heroes provides practical direct support to those servicemen and women wounded in the line of duty in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Donations 425

You certainly are a Bat(ty) Man, but also a hero ! Keep it going, mate

Donation by Stu Sutton on 07/04/14


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 24/03/14



Best of luck Richard - keep going

Donation by Julie Jackson on 24/03/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck with the running and the fundraising.

Donation by Mandy C on 23/03/14


Keep going! From the team and regulars...

Donation by The Kings Arms, Hitchin on 12/09/13


From my amazing friends at 9Bar / Team 9Bar! Thank you so much for your very generous donation and for being my inspiration!

Donation by Team 9 Bar on 29/08/13


+ £75.00 Gift Aid

From the Staff and Customers of HSBC St Albans

Donation by Anonymous on 14/07/13



Well done Rich -superb ! Thanks to Chilvers Coton School Nuneaton, the Lads at Circuits, Hinckley RFC and the boys and girls in the Gravity Pub!

Donation by Mark Ward on 27/06/13


+ £50.00 Gift Aid

As promised, a donation

Donation by JamesSuttonsFANS on 14/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid


Loon ! But an inspirational one at that. Well done Rich.

Donation by David Raymont on 10/06/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Sarah Collins on 08/06/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid


In memory of Rose

Donation by Anonymous on 06/06/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid


Chris, Jane and the HSBC, St Albans team are so proud of you. Well Done!! Great Effort. Our very own super man!!

Donation by jane Goode on 05/06/13


+ £105.75 Gift Aid


Best wishes and well done.

Donation by Anne Marsh on 04/06/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid


Fantastic effort Rich! Superb! Andy Payne

Donation by Andy Payne on 04/06/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Awesome job for a great charity!

Donation by Mick and Paula Pearson on 03/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid


Another brilliant effort, loved the write up & pictures! What next I wonder?

Donation by Linda Hawkins on 03/06/13

Donation by Anonymous on 03/06/13



Donation by Alan Moyce on 03/06/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

You are completely mad .... but brilliant. And love the blogs too. Well done! Hope your legs and feet are beginning to return to normal!

Donation by Vanessa Green (PA to Tamzin Outhwaite) on 03/06/13


Thanks for doing this Richard!

Donation by Steven Morris on 03/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid



Donation by Kevin Peirson on 03/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid


Brilliant achievement Richard didnt think you would ever find a way to top the Gavin and Stacey run. Well Done

Donation by Lesley Doulton on 03/06/13


+ £7.50 Gift Aid


Inspiring.....if not a little made. Well done.

Donation by Mary Timothy on 03/06/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done!

Donation by Simon hawkes on 02/06/13

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£13,443.73
  • Offline donations£14,196.00
  • Text donations£36.00
  • Total raised£27,675.73
  • Gift Aid£2,875.10

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