Richard Greasby is attempting his first ever Ultra Marathon along 100km (62miles) of The Cotswold Way. He starts in Bath on Saturday 29 June and finishes in Cheltenham at some point in the early hours the following day. Richard’s aim is to run it all in one go!
Richard is running this Ultrachallenge for two reasons: to push himself far beyond the half marathons, marathons and mountain runs he has previously run, and to do something extraordinary (or perhaps mad!). Most importantly however, Richard is running to honour two great mates Adam and Jon. Adam Turner died of a sudden heart attack in 2018, the same year as Jon Edwards developed Motor Neuron Disease, which he is so bravely fighting.
It would be great to use this Ultra run as a way to raise a whole stack of money for the British Heart Foundation in memory of Adam, and the My Name5 Doddie Foundation set up by legendary rugby player Doddie Weir, in support of Jon.
In view of this herculean effort, Butler Sherborn is adopting and supporting The BHF and Name5 Doddie Foundation as their annual charities for 2019.
We will be following Richard in this last month of his training with posts on Social Media.
Should you wish to donate Richard has a JustGiving Page www.justgiving.com/teams/RichardGreasbyUltra