Richmond College lecturer Jason Arday is teacher of the month
PUBLISHED: 18:32 21 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:51 20 February 2013
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 Izzards 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 Childrens 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 Ive got about 300 people getting involved!
Due to Jasons 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 ShootingStar, raising money for us through different eventsfor several years, says Karen Peffer, challengeevents fundraiser.
He inspires everyone he meets through hisnatural 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