Run, Richard, run.
A Sheffield man who ran 13 10k races in 2013 to raise funds for a children’s charity has really caught the bug.
Richard Hayes raised £2,444.50 for the NSPCC after completing the six-mile running events.
Now the 31-year-old is planning to run 13 half marathons in 2014-15 over a 13-month period.
He said: “It’s been hard work, but very enjoyable and rewarding.
“I know how valuable the work is that the NSPCC and ChildLine do with children and young people, not only in Sheffield abut across the UK, and I’m thrilled to have passed my target and raised over £2,400.
“Special thanks to my wife and daughter who have supported me at every race.
“I’m looking forward to my next challenge in 2014 where I’m hoping to beat the distance and fundraising target.”
His last race of 2013 was the Percy Pud 10k in the Loxley Valley at the beginning of December.
His first event next year will be the Central Lancashire Half Marathon in Preston, on January 5.
Claire Reading, NSPCC community fundraising manager for Sheffield, said: “What a great supporter and role model Richard is.
“It’s fantastic that he has literally gone not just the extra mile, but 130km, to raise this money for us.
“On behalf of everyone at the NPSCC I would like to thank him for his amazing efforts to help us support children and young people.
“It’s also incredible he is taking up a bigger challenge in 2014 and we’re all looking forward to seeing his progress.”
He will see be travelling around the UK and beyond as part of the challenge.
Races include half marathons in Bath, Edinburgh, Spain and the USA.
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