Derby County v Queens Park Rangers it is then!

One week today I will be joining the M1 and making the 120 mile journey from Nottingham to Wembley Stadium as I prepare to run to all professional football grounds within the M25.

When I typed my starting point and destination into google maps just now, it made me realise really how far I have to run next week and sent what was probably the first wave of nerves into my stomach that I’ve felt since I decided to do this. Anyway, I digress…

That means I have just one week to finalise my route, buy the rest of the supplies that I need and get my head firmly focused on the task at hand. Plenty of time!

Today, thanks to my good buddy Emma, I broke the £400 mark in my sponsorship totaliser. I never really had a target in mind for this as people are sick of the sight of me asking for charity donations, but I’d like to push on past the £500 before I return to Wembley next weekend and I’m fairly confident of doing this. The money means a great deal to Prostate Cancer UK and will help them fund research to help those affected by the disease for years to come. Don’t forget to donate 5 minutes of your time to take their Men United quiz.

Join Men United today!

In terms of my first ever bit of ‘product sponsorship’, I received a delightful package from CherryActive, who sent me a box of their montmorency cherry concentrate shot packs. These are proven to help with recovery after exercise. I have used it in the past and I’m very much looking forward to using it in London next week. Something tells me I’m going to need all the help I can get, so a big thanks to James and Co at CherryActive.

Have a read about the range of products that they do on their website here.


The two teams for the final have also been decided, as Derby County will be taking on Queen’s Park Rangers for a place in the Premier League. As I’ll be running to Loftus Road, home of Queens Park Rangers and the first stadium I’m visiting after I leave Wembley, I’ve decided to support them for the day. This decision has absolutely nothing to do with me being a Forest season ticket holder, honest. Shame I can’t see anyone being able to beat Derby at the minute, but you never know! It doesn’t really matter too much anyway… As it stands I’m not due to be watching the match!

Provisional running route. V1.0
Provisional running route. V1.0

Over the next few days, I’m hoping to do a daily preview of each day of the run. All 3 of you can have a good read of that and, if by any chance I’m running near your workplace or home, let me know and maybe we can run part of the route together.

Over and out!


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