West Wales to the West country

25 DAYS, 171 clubs, a million metres for mnd

Today's route:

The route

This epic 25-day run around the rugby clubs of Wales and Gloucestershire will kick off on 9th August in St David’s – Wales’ most-westerly point.

I’ll then head west, visiting as many clubs as I can, meeting Welsh rugby folk before crossing the border into Gloucestershire and finishing at the club where I started playing – Cheltenham RFC on September 2nd.

I hope to run 1,000kms or 1 Million Metres and raise vital funds for The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and other MND causes along the way.

Current totals...

Total Kms1050

Total Clubs172

View my appearance on the Happiness Is podcast for all the juicy details:

Get involved

I plan on doing all the running myself but I’m going to need some assistance. The three most important things I will need help with are listed here, and I’m hoping the rugby family will help me out along the way.

However, there are a ton of other little things that will help make The Great Rugger Run a success – would you be able to help?

Some of the heroes that helped me out in previous years:

Show me around your club?
Put me up for a night?
Drive my bag between stops?
Some of the heroes that helped me out in previous years:
Emma Critchley The Great Rugger Run
Zachary Cashmore The Great Rugger Run
David Slemen The Great Rugger Run
Joey Milburn The Great Rugger Run
Sean and Andrea Parkin The Great Rugger Run
Sammy Boulton The Great Rugger Run
Neil Bayliss The Great Rugger Run

Charity Rugby Match

Rugger Run XV vs Eggchasers XV

The end of this year’s run will be marked by a Charity Vets match between a “Rugger Run XV” and the wonderful Eggchasers XV on Saturday 2nd, September at 5pm.

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Previous years

2022 - Scotland

The second Great Rugger Run was held in Scotland. 544 miles run and 71 rugby clubs visited in just 25 days!

I started in Oban out west and finished at Doddie Weir’s club Melrose in the Scottish Borders. The Scots were remarkable hosts and supporters as we raised over £11,000 for The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

2021 - Lands End to london

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 met rugby-folk across the land, recorded videos, wrote blog posts and raised over £7,000 for mental health charities.

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