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Joe Chaplin

Joe runs the World Cup and Ashes for CWB

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]In September/October this year, I’ll spend two weeks working in Rwanda with the excellent charity Cricket Without Boundaries.[/p][p]CWB work in 5 sub-Saharan African countries, delivering health and social messages as well as cricket development.[/p][p]We will be working with hundreds of children every day, introducing them to cricket and teaching important messages about HIV prevention, gender inequality and other social issues relevant to a country that is still rebuilding post-genocide.[/p][p]You can find out more about the charity here: www.cricketwithoutboundaries.com[/p][p]or follow them on Twitter @CWBglobal[/p][p]It’s an honour to be taking part in one of these projects, especially in such a massive year for cricket! [/p][p]In order to fundraise, I am going to get into the spirit of the cricket World Cup! I will be running the distance of every run scored during this year’s tournament. You will be able to follow my progress via my dedicated Twitter and Instagram pages @joerunsrwanda - I’ll post regular updates, comment on the cricket in general and most likely some geeky stats about which players/teams are giving me the most work to do.[/p][p]For context, each run scored in a game is the equivalent of 20.12m. There are 48 matches in this summer’s tournament. In the same amount of games in the 2015 competition (49 were scheduled but one was completely rained off), the total number of runs scored was 23,531. This would have meant running 473.44km, or the equivalent of just over 11 marathons. ODI matches tend to be higher scoring these days...[/p][p]I will complete the running challenge by the time I leave for Rwanda, which gives me just under 17 weeks (2 of which I’m away on honeymoon 😬).[/p][p]UPDATE (1/9/19):[/p][p]There were 22,442 runs scored during the tournament (after a few rain-affected games/cancellations); this meant I had to run 451.62km. I completed this today (1st September) so have 3 weeks left until departure for Rwanda. I’m going to run the summer’s test matches (vs Ireland and the Ashes series against Australia) too...[/p][p]Any donations welcome and much appreciated! Thanks for taking the time to read my page![/p][p]Joe[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

26 Sep 2019


Sep 26, 2019

Nancy and John

Well done Joe, good luck in Rwanda! Hope you've had a great school-free September x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 24, 2019


You should wear full cricket gear more often,it suits you! All the best in Rwanda, Joe,I look forward to hearing all about it X

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 23, 2019

Hannah and Dave

Amazing work Joe, hope all goes well in Rwanda!


Sep 21, 2019

Chris and Tim

Brilliant effort Joe, with extra achievements like great half marathon times and the coveted red 50 t shirt along the way. Now for Rwanda!

£26.56 plus £6.64 Gift Aid

Sep 20, 2019

Eugene O'Shea

Best wishes Joe. You’re doing a brilliant job!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 20, 2019


Way to go Joe..amazing!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 12, 2019

Matt and Em

Payed for buy money taxes slightly less because your mate jezza isn’t in power 🙌🏻😘 have a great time mate! Much love Matt and Em

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 2, 2019


Absolutely bonkers. Love it. Strava commentary was exceptional too 👌

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 1, 2019

Mum and Dad xx

You did it!! Great effort, just keep running!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 1, 2019

Charley And Harry

Strong work Joe. Congrats - amazing achievement 😃

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid