the 2021 run
is now complete!
Two years in the making, six months of training, 542 miles, 104 rugby clubs and 142,902 calories over 5 weeks of The Great Rugger Run.
Follow my incredible journey from Lands End to London as I raised over £7,000 for mental health charities.
That’s right, I plan on running 500 miles in 5 weeks, from rugby club to rugby club across the south of England this summer.
I felt inspired to do something memorable and meaningful and this challenge combines my love of running and travel to give something back to rugby, the game that has given so much to me.
The subject of Mental Health has never been more prominent yet there is still stigma attached to the discussion of it. There are still stories of rugby players taking their own lives. I will be taking on this challenge in support of rugby-based Mental Health charities.
Could you be
My support team?
I plan on doing all the running myself but I’m going to need some assistance. There are a ton of little things that will help make The Great Rugger Run a success and I’m hoping the rugby family will help me out along the way.
Could you help with…
- A bed for the night?
- Drive my bag between stops?
- Route recommendations?
- Can I come to a training session or match?
- Will someone show me around?
- Would anyone like to be interviewed for The Amateur Rugby Podcast?
- Could I borrow some physio?
- Run with me?
- Shout/beep support?
- Engage with the journey and ask me questions
WHO AM I?
Born and bred in the West Country, I grew up in Cheltenham and enjoyed a lengthy playing career including stints with Cheltenham, Old Colfeians, Blackheath, Esher and Ealing. A short coaching career followed before I headed off to travel the world.
Being most at home in the physical realm, I enjoy nothing more than lacing up my trainers and hitting the roads or trails. It’s this combination of rugby-love, travel and running that has brought me to The Great Rugger Run.