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Robert Young

Robert Young - Marathon Man UK

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][span=color: #888888;][lt]span style="color: #800080;"[gt][b]As you all know [b]i'm [/b][/b][b]Robert Young, yes that crazy guy called MarathonManUK[/b].[/span] [lt]/span[gt] In April 2014 I was just living a regular life in London with my small family. Then suddenly everything changed...[/p] [p][lt]br /[gt]Profoundly moved by the charity fundraising stories I saw on BBC TV during the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014, I set off the very next day to run my first ever marathon and been running ever since. [/p] [p][lt]br /[gt]Since then I have been attempting to set multiple Records - and here are my stats so far [/p][p][/p][p]Holder of the longest run in history without sleep of 373.75 miles [/p] [p][span=color: #800080;]Winner of the[/span] historical[span=color: #333399;] [lt]span style="color: #800080;"[gt]3,080 mile[/span] [lt]/span[gt]TransCon[span=color: #333399;] [lt]span style="color: #800080;"[gt]Race[/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p]370 Marathons and ultras in 365 days (marathon to 140 miles in a day)[/p][p]420 Marathons and ultras in 420 days[/p] [p]16,500+ miles[/p] [p][span=color: #800080;]94 [/span]Official[span=color: #800080;] race wins[/span][/p][p]-----------------------------[/p] [lt]h2[gt][span=color: #800080;][b]SO WHAT'S NEXT[/b][/span][lt]/h2[gt] [p]Good Question [/p]Trans-con Record (USA)  [p]48 hour + Records [/p] [p]plus going to loads of races to meet all the wonderful runners[/p] [p][span=color: #800080;][b]thats to start with [/b][/span][/p] [p][/p][p]Having had a very difficult childhood myself I am doing all this to raise money for children's charities.[/p] [p][span=color: #333399;][b]My currect charity is Dreams Come True[/b] [/span]who help children with serious and life-limiting illnesses to have a special wish realised for them. It may be to go to their favourite football club to meet the players, or to fly off to Disneyland to meet Mickey Mouse and swim with dolphins. Whatever, it is a special treat that light's up one young person's difficult life, at least for one day, and something I believe is deserving of our support. [/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

18 Oct 2018


Jan 28, 2018


Read your book, think you're great! Good luck with any future challenges!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 16, 2016

Linda Corliss

Robert, you continue to inspire and motivate us to do more to improve the lives of others. We're so glad we met you last year !! Linda (Rebecca Barnes mom) & David Corliss

Jun 7, 2016


You are Amazing Rob, have a great run.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 2, 2016

Michael Mueller

Keep going Robert, you're doing amazing! Very inspiring to follow your journey. All the best wishes from Germany!


Apr 7, 2016

Warren Foster

True Gent and absolute hero, all the best with reaching this target, I'll be doing my best to drum up support

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 23, 2015


Great, i cant imagine doing marathon once in a month. you have sent the standards very high so that one can reach it

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid