Neil Russell John O’Groats to Land’s End - 14th August 2021
Neil Russell, who is running from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise awareness of Parkinson’s, was given a guard of honour from his clubmates at Bourton Roadrunners as he ran through his home town on his way to the south-west.
The 64 year-old former advertising executive, who has Parkinson’s, has already clocked up more than 600 miles of the 895 mile journey, which began on July 18. As well as raising awareness of Parkinson’s, Neil also wants to raise as much money as possible for Parkinson’s UK.
The aim is to make it to Land’s End on the weekend of August 21/22, with Neil covering a marathon a day for 34 days. Several of the Bourton Roadrunners have joined Neil for stages of the run in Scotland and the north of England.
Chris Dry, the club chairman said: “Neil has been an inspiration to us all throughout his training and to see him putting all that work into his astonishing run has been amazing. It was lovely to see him again as he came through Bourton on the Water and he can be assured of a very big welcome when he comes home after completing his remarkable journey.”
As Neil jogged out of Bourton on the Water towards Northleach, he said: “It was a real boost to see so many of my clubmates out on the road supporting me.”
Neil has already clocked up more than 600 miles of the 895 mile journey, which began on July 18.
He is running to raise awareness of Parkinson’s, and also wants to raise as much money as possible for Parkinson’s UK.
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