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Richard Hayes

18 in 2018 Challenge

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]This years challenge is called 18 in 2018. Similar to my challenges back in 2013 and 2014, the challenge will start in April and continue throughout the entire year, finishing on Boxing Day (weather permitting). The challenge will consist of 18 races over 2018. 12 will be 10km races and 6 will be half marathon races. You might be thinking to yourself how is this a challenge for you? Well, to make it a challenge I have to run all the 10km races in under 37 minutes and all the half marathons in under 80 minutes. This is sub 6:00/mi pace for the 10ks and 6:06/mi pace for the HM’s. My PB’s are slightly faster however, to be able to knockout 12, 10km and 6 HM in those times within a 12 month period is going to be a tough ask. You’ve only got to hit bad weather, illness etc and it’s game over. For the record every one I do I will be aiming to run as fast as possible so I’m hoping for 18 seriously fast times over the year.[/p][p]The reason I came up with this challenge and previous challenges is I had always wanted to give back to the charities that helped me when I was a child but have also helped my daughter. Firstly the NSPCC, I used their Childline number on numerous occasions due to bullying at school and physical/mental abuse at home, they were there when I had suicidal thoughts as a teenager and if it wasn’t for the people at the other end of the line listening and offering me support and advice things could have been a lot different. I came out of that dark period a different person and used what happened to me as a child, to spur me on and become a better person. By doing this challenge I want to help others and let them know there is help out there and things can get better, by raising money and awareness of what the charity does.[/p][p]The other charity I am raising money for is The Children’s Hospital Charity. This is for two reasons, the first being I was treated for a multitude of injuries and trauma throughout an abusive childhood, during which the hospital staff became like family. One Christmas, one of the nurses at the children’s hospital in Sheffield saw that I didn’t have any presents, so she bought me a LEGO pirate set with a ship, a pirate and a palm tree. I built it on my hospital bed and that’s what got me into LEGO. She didn’t have to do that but it made my world and now I play with LEGO for a living. I never had a chance to really say thank you. The second reason is my daughter has just spend two weeks in and out of the children’s hospital as she became very poorly, very quickly. The staff were once again amazing and after numerous tests we found out she has a condition called NEAD [url=http://www.nonepilepticattackdisorder.org.uk/non-epileptic-attack-disorder/]Non Epileptic Attack Disorder[/url], which causes left side paralysis, she suffers facial seizures and blackouts! Now we have a diagnosis she can begin the recovery process but there is no magic wand to make this go away quickly.[/p][p]So 9 of the races will be for the NSPCC and 9 will be for The Children’s Hospital Charity. I will alternate between the two charities. [/p][p]This page is specifically for The Children's Hospital Charity, should you prefer to sponsor me via the NSPCC, this can be done via my [url=https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mohicanrunner]JustGiving page[/url][/p][p]You can read why I support these charities below and also more on my amazing journey via these articles & features.[/p][p][url=http://mohicanrunner.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/My-story.pdf]My story[/url][/p][p][url=http://www.ukrunchat.co.uk/my-story-richard-hayes/]UK run chat story[/url][/p][p][url=http://humansofsheffield.com/2016/03/22/richard-for-my-11th-birthday-i-got-broken-fingers/]Humans of Sheffield story[/url][/p][p][url=http://mensrunninguk.co.uk/news/13699/]Mens Running UK story[/url][/p][p][url=https://www.tchc.org.uk/news/no-half-measures-says-the-mohican-runner.html]No half measures[/url][/p][p][url=https://www.tchc.org.uk/news/can-you-keep-up-with-the-mohican.html]Can you keep up with the Mohican[/url][/p][p]As of 8th April 2018 the current running totals raised are as follows;[/p][p] [url=https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mohicanrunner]NSPCC via JustGiving: £5,000.18 + £941.11 Gift Aid[/url][/p][p][url=https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/mohicanrunner]The Children's Hospital Charity via Virgin Money Giving: £1,763.59 + £255.51[/url][/p][p]Childline via a campaign: £1,318,846**[/p][p]A massive thank you needs to go to [url=https://www.dransfield.co.uk/]Dransfield Properties[/url] and [url=https://www.foxvalleysheffield.co.uk/]Fox Valley[/url], who are supporting me for this challenge and have helped to cover race fee’s and my running shoes for the duration of the challenge. Also, they will be helping me with publicity and fundraising wise. Without their support this challenge would not be possible. A massive thanks goes to Amanda and everyone from both [url=https://www.dransfield.co.uk/]Dransfield’s[/url] and [url=https://www.foxvalleysheffield.co.uk/]Fox Valley[/url]. Another thank you needs to go to [url=https://www.sweet-peaks-shop.co.uk/]Sweet Peaks[/url] who are donating 10% of any sales using the code MOHICAN10 and to [url=https://www.elite4signs.co.uk/]Elite Signs[/url] for providing the challenge banner.[/p][p]So here is the provisional races for 2018 (subject to change)[/p][p]Derby 10k -15/4[/p][p]North Lincs HM 6/5[/p][p]Great Manchester Run 20/5[/p][p]Run for All Hull 10k – 10/6[/p][p]Run for All Leeds 10k – 8/7[/p][p]Run for All York 10k – 5/8[/p][p]Newark HM or Fleetwood HM 12/8 or 19/8 (this is depends on the weather)[/p][p]Trafford 10k – 2/9[/p][p]Great North Run – 9/9[/p][p]Run for All Sheffield 10km – 23/9[/p][p]Manchester HM – 14/10[/p][p]McCain Yorkshire Coast 10k – 21/10[/p][p]Leeds Abbey Dash Run 10k – 4/11[/p][p]Cheshire 10k – 10/11[/p][p]Rother Valley Running Festival HM – 18/11[/p][p]Wilmslow 10k – 25/11[/p][p]Nottingham Xmas HM – 2/12[/p][p]Boxing 10k – 26/12[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

01 Apr 2018




The Children's Hospital Charity

The Children's Hospital Charity



Subhashis Basu

£2.00 plus £0.50 Gift Aid



hi richard, here is another donation as promised. kind regards bazz




Well done Richard, what a fantastic achievement to come through everything the way you have. This is from us

£300.00 plus £75.00 Gift Aid



Respect ......

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Eric Latham

Strava Long Distance Challenge

£2.00 plus £0.50 Gift Aid


Chris Johnson

£2.00 plus £0.50 Gift Aid


David Mountford

For the Strava Long Distance Challenge

£2.00 plus £0.50 Gift Aid


Mohican Runner

Donation for Holmfirth 10k



Philip Kelly

Running challenge

£2.00 plus £0.50 Gift Aid


Adam Praverman

I'd like to be part of your Strava Challenge Richard. Good luck with everything! Adam

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid