Runner’s Story: Richard Bradbury
‘’Being active is important to me because it helps your sense of self-worth, wellbeing & confidence!’’
Richard Bradbury, 50, from Audenshaw, completed the 2021 Tour of Tameside’s Hero Half Marathon and Dr Ron Hill Hyde 7 as part of his training for this year’s London Marathon.
Thanks to a reminder email to book his place on the race and in honour of our beloved Ron Hill, Richard took on two of the most challenging races in the tour!
‘’I just completed the Hero Half Marathon and Dr Ron Hill Hyde 7 in prep for my London Marathon this October. My favourite part of the races (apart from obviously reaching the finish line!) is the pre-race build-up and the atmosphere created by the runners, family and friends on the day!’’
Richard ran in aid of Worldwide Cancer research as a tribute to his brother Tim, who ran the London Marathon in 2010 and sadly lost his life to cancer in 2011.
‘’Entering an event like the tour is great motivation to reach your goals! For me, my target is to complete my upcoming races and raise as much money for my charity!’’
We asked Richard what training advice for others he had and why being active is important to him;
‘’My best advice would be to find out what is best suited to you and your lifestyle by listening and learning from fellow runners. I’ve found making running a ‘habit’ has helped me to stay motivated. Being active is important to me because it helps your sense of self-worth, wellbeing & confidence’’.
Everyone at the Running Bee wishes Richard the best of luck in all of his upcoming training and races! www.justgiving.com/fundraising/richard-bradbury10