Tommy 10k

Adrian’s Tremendous Tommy 10k Challenge for Royal British Legion

Back in October Sidmouth Running Club member Adrian Horne saw a Facebook post advertising a fundraising challenge by the Royal British Legion called The Tommy 10k. The challenge was from the 14 October running through to the 14 November, although it has since been extended until the 30/11 because of its popularity.

The challenge was to either run a 10k, run 4 x 10k or 10 x 10k over the month. Sticking to the original dates this Mighty Green chose to try and complete the 10 x 10k adding in an extra challenge by running them on consecutive days. He planned to start the runs on 2nd November so he would complete them on Armistice Day. Adrian said, “Having never run on more than 2 consecutive days I knew this was going to be a real challenge for myself.”

A donation page linked directly to RBLI was set up with a target of £100 which was quickly surpassed. Over the month, with some massive support from his partner, Annie, family, friends and SRC members, he managed to complete the challenge and midway through, not feeling too bad, he decided to see if he could run 200k in the month.

Adrian, a club run leader, clocked up an amazing 226.6k or 140.84 miles, raising to date £1,015.00 for the Royal British Legion, which like many charities have suffered this year. Adrian, feeling very humbled by people’s generosity in such difficult times would like to thank everyone from the bottom of his heart who shared his FB page or donated to this worthy cause.