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Southern Train Driver Instructor to run 100k for charity

Press Release   •   Jan 14, 2016 11:58 GMT

A very muddy Richard and Matt at the finish of a previous event

Southern Driver Instructor, Richard Quinn is set to run 100 kilometres between London and Brighton for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Richard plans to run the 100km course from Fulham to Brighton in just 16 hours - but he didn’t think it was tough enough to simply take on the run so he decided he will run the entire distance with 25kg weights on his back.

Richard says: “I like to put a twist to the challenges I take on. My friend has a guide dog and
it seemed fitting to run the 100km with the weight of my friend’s guide dog on my back while raising as much as possible for the Blind Veterans UK.”

Richard was inspired to raise vital funds for Blind Veterans UK after he has seen and heard how his friend has been supported by the charity.

Richard says: “She always tells me the ways she has been supported by Blind Veterans UK and I wanted to do something back to the charity that has helped her so much.”

Richard is no stranger to demanding challenges, just this year he has completed 11 Tough Mudder events of which three were in one weekend and has previously completed two marathons within the same week.

Richard will be taking on the challenge together with his friend, Matt Dale.

Richard and Matt are already training with the weights on their backsfor the 100k challenge averaging around
20 miles.

Richard says: “It’s great to be running together with Matt. We can encourage each other on route as we’re looking to finish it in about 16 hours.”

The run takes place on Saturday 2nd July and Richard and Matt can be sponsored through their Just Giving page