Richmond College lecturer Jason Arday is teacher of the month

Inspired by Eddie Izzard's marathon challenge for Sport Relief last year, Richmond College lecturer Jason Arday embarked on an extraordinary fundraising challenge of his own this summer...

Inspired by Eddie Izzard’s marathon challenge for Sport Relief last year, Richmond College lecturer Jason Arday embarked on an extraordinary fundraising challenge of his own this summer. Jason set about running 30 marathons in 35 days to raise money for the Shooting Star Children’s Hospice in Hampton, Middlesex, following the traditional London Marathon course. “Dragging myself out of bed day after day will demand a lot of discipline, but I hate letting people down so that will keep me motivated,” said Jason, shortly before embarking on his challenge. “I have been encouraging people to run a mile or two with me and at the moment I’ve got about 300 people getting involved!” Due to Jason’s day job, his daily 16-mile training had to take place during the night, running at 10pm and 4am. “Jason has had a long connection with Shooting  Star, raising money for us through different events  for several years,” says Karen Peffer, challenge  events fundraiser.  “He inspires everyone he meets through his  natural energy and enthusiasm, and we are amazed by his latest challenge, which will be an incredible achievement. We all wish Jason the very best for the massive task ahead of him.”   To sponsor Jason, visit justgiving.com/jasonjogs30in35

Inspired by Eddie Izzard’s marathon challenge for Sport Relief last year, Richmond College lecturer Jason Arday embarked on an extraordinary fundraising challenge of his own this summer.

Jason set about running 30 marathons in 35 days to raise money for the Shooting Star Children’s Hospice in Hampton, Middlesex, following the traditional London Marathon course.

“Dragging myself out of bed day after day will demand a lot of discipline, but I hate letting people down so that will keep me motivated,” said Jason, shortly before embarking on his challenge. “I have been encouraging people to run a mile or two with me and at the moment I’ve got about 300 people getting involved!”

Due to Jason’s day job, his daily 16-mile training had to take place during the night, running at 10pm and 4am.

“Jason has had a long connection with Shooting Star, raising money for us through different events for several years,” says Karen Peffer, challenge events fundraiser. 

“He inspires everyone he meets through his natural energy and enthusiasm, and we are amazed by his latest challenge, which will be an incredible achievement. We all wish Jason the very best for the massive task ahead of him.” To sponsor Jason, visit justgiving.com/jasonjogs30in35

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