Richard Rydon's Giving Page

2018 Simplyhealth Great North Run
9 Sep 2018

Richard Rydon's Giving Page

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Richard Rydon

Total raised


+ £196.25 Gift Aid

94 Complete
94% of £1,000.00 target

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Remembering my Dad whilst raising money to fight cancer, and fulfilling a 30-year-old ambition!

In memory of

My Dad, John Rydon

Cancer took my Dad, and I miss him. Whilst it's great that I also know some fantastic stories of people beating cancer, this disease still hurts too many people.

My good friend Gary Robinson is fighting cancer as I write, and the list of friends this disease has affected just keeps growing. Research and funding to heal and prevent cancer is needed now as much as ever.

I didn't start running until after my Dad passed on. I hated cross country at school and did little of any sport until I was older. However I now really enjoy running and it's great to have the chance to run and raise some funds.

After my first event on a Cancer Research UK's Tough 10 raised more than £1000, I'm now tackling the Great North Run.

Surely the most famous Half Marathon, it was only a few years old when I studied in Newcastle. Thirty years later I'll be running the race myself!

1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, so please sponsor me now.

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Latest updates


Richard Rydon



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Jeremy Binley



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Richard!

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Richard Rydon


What an amazing event! A stunning amount of people and such a good atmosphere. The weather held good, and spectators supported the whole route with drinks, sweets and even ice lollies. Running over the Tyne Bridge in the sun was a moment I'll always remember. OK, so my time of 2:11 wasn't as good as hoped, but that leaves the tantalising option of having to do it again! Thanks for all the support.


Eleanor Moore



Well done Richards !!


David Haskett



+£12.50 Gift Aid

Well done! Great effort and a worthy cause.


Colin and Shirley



+£12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Richard and remember not to over do it!!!

Total raised£940.00



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