+ 1000 miles of Parkour to Paris, from the most northern part of the UK. + Overcoming every mental and physial obstacle. 
WHEN:  Spring 2010 


My name is Johnny Budden. Others know me as Sticky.

I am not really into this ‘describing myself’ shizzam but here goes: Around the age of 15 I reached county level at 3 different sports, and it was then that I made the decision to follow my heart.
Seven and a half years on, I think I can say I have played a part of bringing Parkour to it’s global consciousness.

I have always lived for pushing myself both mentally and physically, working and playing hard, whether it be facing Times Square in a ‘mankini’ in winter, or getting ‘paint-balled’ naked by a group of people. For the last 7 years of doing Parkour I have felt myself becoming stronger and much more able, learning more about myself, my doubts, what scares me, my potential, and what drives me. I have come to learn that nothing is impossible if you can just imagine it. This journey is less about demonstrating the discipline of Parkour, and more about testing my way of tackling obstacles and doing what I need to do in order to learn from it.

I will travel purely using my body. This will primarily involve great distances of endurance running on a daily basis in between cities (something like a marathon a day), and a hell of a lot of Parkour movements to negotiate through each city. Parkour is about getting from point A to point B as fluidly and efficiently as possible, so I will be getting over every obstacle I can as efficiently as I can, this will be down to my own creativity. I will be testing muscle fatigue, sleep deprivation, and my mental state. Apart from rest…I won’t stop till I get to Paris.

“Practicing parkour is to chase fear on a daily basis, to confront it head-on, to face it naked and alone. In parkour, you are stripped to your essence. There is no equipment to rely on, no safety harnesses or padding to protect you, no teammate to take the brunt when you are tired. It’s you, and you alone” In this way, Parkour and suffering from Motor Neurone Disease are ultimately linked, by the determination of overcoming obstacles, often alone. The Charity is one that I have spent along time learning about and feeling the need to help it in some way.
I honestly feel like with the help from all my friends, family and people within the Parkour community I have met over the years, I can help make a difference. I think it’s so important to seize the moment and express myself while I feel it, whilst bringing awareness and raising money for Motor Neurone Disease, an extremely serious cause. MND is the name given to a group of related diseases affecting the motor neurones (nerve cells) in the brain and spinal cord. As the motor neurones gradually die, the muscles stop working.
In the UK at least five people a day die from MND. Life expectancy for most people with MND is just two to five years, and around half will die within 14 months of diagnosis. MND leaves people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves, but the intellect and the senses usually remain unaffected. People with MND can still think and feel, but their muscles refuse to work. You can learn more about Motor Neurone Disease by clicking the charitys logo on this page.

It may seem a bit mad, but remember, one man’s pain is the next mans pleasure. Don’t forget, you can also leave a request when you make a donation, to where your mums pants, to listen to a certain tune, to tweet something, it can be anything, but you have to donate in order to make a request, and I’ll ultimately try my hardest to complete each request!

Please do your bit, find the time and give a little. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure.

So please dig deep and donate now. You alone, are enough to make a massive difference!

Much Loves,

Johnny / Sticky x


To keep up to speed with full details and information of the run, the route, how to join me, video's and photos, make sure you check the events website:

Feel free to contact me at :

Facebook:Johnny Budden Youtube: Stickyuf
Twitter @Stickyparkour

Raising money for

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Charity Registration No. 294354

The MND Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to improve care and support for people affected by MND, fund and promote research, and campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND are addressed by society. Visit

Donations 549

oh wow

Donation by lol on 18/10/14


What you did was truly inspirational & hugely impressive. Well done, great ambassador for the great community that is parkour.

Donation by Paul on 29/08/14


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Seriously can't even imagine the task you put in your path! Amazing!

Donation by Owen Covill on 29/08/14


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respect and love

Donation by zain brown on 05/07/12


Incredible. Well done!

Donation by Adam Cutbill on 24/04/11


Donation by Anne Cowley on 12/01/11


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So so impressed you managed it man, inspired me to do my own fund raising for charity. x

Donation by Ben Cowley on 10/01/11


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Best of luck Sian You can do it!!!!!!

Donation by Michelle Williams on 22/09/10


Congrats dude, seriously impressed, that's determination and a half :)

Donation by Nia Chafe on 16/09/10


It's all i had, sorry :P Good luck getting to the target , you're almost there!

Donation by Connie Andrew on 10/09/10


Donation by Kimberley Moore on 31/08/10


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Well done

Donation by Michael Bramley on 17/08/10


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Sent with best wishes for your amazing feat love

Donation by Janet & Kent Tomey on 17/07/10


well done! stay strong to be useful

Donation by marvin on 11/07/10


My hero.

Donation by Tim Shieff on 11/07/10


Absolutely earnt, Waddle squad for life! :D

Donation by Josh Corne on 10/07/10


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Well done! You are a beast!

Donation by Kie & Jenny on 05/07/10


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A bit late but better than never. Well done man, this was an awesome idea. I suspect it will a long time before such a feat is achieved again.

Donation by Jordan Short on 05/07/10


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Well done!

Donation by Alison Sheedy on 01/07/10


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Congratulations on your achievement! great effort!! keep on training!

Donation by Sarah Fung on 01/07/10


Donation by Esop Evardecy on 30/06/10

Sticky, you're a true inspiration in all that you do. I recently ran 100 miles for cancer research and I felt as though I was there with you Thanks :)

Donation by Stephen Martin on 30/06/10


A genuine inspiration. Thanks for helping me find the motivation to do something with my are a true warrior

Donation by Andy Smith on 30/06/10


+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Amazing job Sticky, truly inspiring! Also part of the 'Sticky 5k' - except my sister&I ran it while in Vancouver as we couldn't be in Notts!

Donation by Sian Caulfield on 30/06/10


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Donation by Jaqueline Maitland on 30/06/10


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  • Offline donations£120.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£11,221.45
  • Gift Aid£2,145.97

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