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Roger's story

Roger has supported our Charity for over 15 years. We are extremely grateful to Roger for his inspiring motivation and determination to raise much-needed funds for neurological research.

“Whenever I run a marathon distance or above I include fundraising. It is very satisfying to be able to help charities through something I love doing and I am so pleased and thankful that people I know contribute again and again to the causes I choose. More often than not Brain Research UK is my charity of choice because I have lost several family members, including my wife, to the vagaries of brain conditions. Life is both cruel and wonderful at the same time.”

Earlier this year, just before the Covid-19 outbreak, Roger completed a 777 Challenge:

“Seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. Most people know I am an enthusiastic runner, and usually expect my next mission to be “out there”. It usually involves international travel… maybe longer than a marathon, maybe in fancy dress. But, almost everyone nods and smiles and then stops and does a double take when you mention 777. “Is that even possible?” is the typical response after a little further confirmation that what they heard is what I meant.  

It is indeed possible. Commencing 5pm UTC on Thursday 6th February 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa and completing the challenge in Miami, Florida at 4pm UTC on Thursday 13th February, I ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.” 

  1. Cape Town, Africa 
  2. Novolazarevskaya, Antarctica 
  3. Perth, Australia 
  4. Dubai, Asia 
  5. Madrid, Europe 
  6. Fortaleza, South America 
  7. Miami, North America 

This event doesn’t usually run so close to the wire. But this year, with the unexpected and unprecedented challenges, Roger succeeded in this extraordinary feat.

We hope that Roger is deservedly proud of this achievement.

Thanks to his hard work, commitment and incredible effort, this year he raised an incredible £11,000 for us... funds that will be put to work immediately to help those with a neurological condition.

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