Stan's epic 10K challenge
3 March 2023
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3 March 2023
Meet Stan, ex-RAF Chief Technician, who has been running 10K every day since 2021.
That's three years (950 days), and 10950km (6804 miles) all in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Royal Air Forces Association RAFA.
That’s equivalent to running from London to Tokyo, Japan or from Liverpool to London and back 16 times.
Find out more from Stan below.
"I was 41 years old when this endeavour started, and as anyone who knows me can testify, I was not naturally built for running, nor was I an advertisement for healthy living.
Due to the effects of COVID-19, Cancer Research UK had to cut research funding by £45 million. This equates to 12 fewer fellowships, 24 fewer research programmes, 68 fewer project and around 328 fewer researchers.
I have been directly affected by Cancer, with members of my close family having recently had cancer (and thankfully recovered) whilst friends and other family members have succumbed to this horrible disease.
RAFAs dedicated helpline receives nearly 40,000 enquiries during an average year. As an RAF Chief Technician (Aircraft Engineer), in my 25-year career I witnessed the support given by the RAFA to the RAF Family. Mo matter whether you were currently serving of a veteran (regular of reservist), their spouses, partners, dependent children or family members, they would help. You never know, it maybe you that needs that help in the future
If you like to support me on my running journey, please head to my Just Giving Page."Support Stan