Last updated: 11 May 2021 – In December 2020, it seemed somewhat presumptive to be listing my races for 2021 given that the COVID19 pandemic continues to place so many restrictions on our lives. By lockdown 3.0 in January it seemed a ludicrous thought.


At the time of this update in May, it seems rather more presumptive given that the first three events of the campaign have produced 2 Did Not Starts and a Did Not Finish. However, life is nothing without hope and I know that I will complete #21in2021 for the wonderful charities whom I am supporting on this journey.

Virtual London
The race was virtual, but the 26.2 miles were absolutely real!

#21in2021 – The Races

Below is the list of provisionally confirmed (an oxymoron if I ever I wrote one!) events which is, of course, pending any changes due to the pandemic.

As you will see, 20 are booked with one more to be added. This year’s provisional list includes my first multi-day event as I will be running 5 marathons in 5 days as part of the Phoenix Runderbirds Event currently scheduled for May. I will also be running 2 marathons in 1 day with The Venus Runs in August.


#DateEventLocationDistance
1.15 MayPhoenix Marmalade MoochWalton-on-ThamesMarathon
2.16 MayPhoenix Shark RunWalton-on-ThamesMarathon
3.23 MayRunderbird 5Walton-on-ThamesMarathon
4.24 MayRunderbird 4Walton-on-ThamesMarathon
5.25 MayRunderbird 3Walton-on-ThamesMarathon
6.26 MayRunderbird 2Walton-on-ThamesMarathon
7.27 MayRunderbird 1Walton-on-ThamesMarathon
8.5 JuneMaverick Adidas Terrex X-SeriesExmoor57 KM Ultra
9.19 JunePhoenix MinotaurDorking50 Mile Ultra
10.27 JuneNorth Devon MarathonWoolacombeMarathon
11.10 JulyRace to the StonesLewknor100 KM Ultra
12.18 JulyExplorer RunDorkingMarathon
13.7 AugustThames MeanderLondonMarathon
14.14 AugustThe Venus Morning RunHarlow, EssexMarathon
15.14 AugustThe Venus Evening RunHarlow, EssexMarathon
16.12 SeptemberBrighton MarathonBrightonMarathon
17.26 SeptemberBerlin MarathonBerlinMarathon
18.3 OctoberLondon MarathonLondonMarathon
19.10 OctoberManchester MarathonManchesterMarathon
20.24 OctoberRock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool MarathonLiverpoolMarathon
21.14 NovemberPhoenix Remembrance Day MarathonWalton-on-ThamesMarathon

The Why…

The reasons for running haven’t changed. I am as committed, as ever, to changing lives at a time when so many have been shattered. We can still provide hope for those who have either lost so much or, in some cases, have never had anything to lose. You can find out more about my vision and the charities here.

I really hope to see some of you out there during what will be a special year, and I thank you in advance for your support. You can donate to my #21in2021 campaign by pressing the button below.

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