A RUNNER made his way to Oakwell on Tuesday for the 76th stadium of his 92-leg challenge which will see him run more than 2,000 miles to raise £9,000 for charity.
Nathan Richardson, 29, from Manchester, decided he wanted to raise money for charities MIND and Super Josh by running to every single one of the football grounds in the top four divisions of English football.
Nathan’s journey started on March 7 but due to Covid had to be put on hold, but now nine months later Nathan has travelled to his 76th stadium on his tour - Oakwell.
He told the Chronicle: “I’m running to all the 92 football stadiums in all four divisions of the English Football League system and I started at Old Trafford in March - I had to stop because of coronavirus but I restarted the challenge again back in May.
“Barnsley is stadium number 76 meaning I only have another 16 to go - I’m hoping to be finished next month.”
Nathan has raised a total of £4,650 so far of his £9,200 target and says the support he’s received during his challenge has been second-to-none.
“The support has been really good as we’ve had quite a few donations and people have been helping out with accommodation when I’ve been going around the grounds,” he added.
“As far as I know I’m the first person to try the challenge as I’m unsupported and self-funded with all my kit on my back.”
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Oakwell visit for fundraising runner
Author: Jack Tolson
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