Wednesday 2 December 2020

Cheltenham athlete runs marathon in his garden to raise money for NHS

Cheltenham athlete James Campbell ran the length of a marathon in his back garden to raise money for NHS Charities Together.

James Campbell from Cheltenham has raised over £20,000 for NHS Charities Together after running the length of a marathon in his six-metre back garden.

The Scottish javelin record-holder was inspired to support vital NHS staff and volunteers who are fighting the Coronavirus outbreak.

He vowed to run a marathon in his back garden if he could get 10,000 retweets on Twitter.

James laced up his trainers on Wednesday 1 April 2020, which was also his birthday, and ran the 26.2 miles in his back garden. So far, he has raised £28,759 for NHS Charities Together.

To donate to James’s appeal, visit

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Wednesday 08 April 2020

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