Despite the iconic Ricky Road Run had to go virtual this year because of COVID19, local supporters of charity Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) raised funds and awareness by taking their own version of the run on the Chorleywood Common.
Runners were encouraged to take on the 10 miles in their own local areas, but around 40 supporters of the charity spread out across the entire common on August 2.
Remaining socially distanced throughout, the team was led by Chorleywood resident and long-term CPT supporter Sean Brew.
CPT’s CEO and local resident Will Cook also completed the run.
Sean Brew said they not only raised money but also awareness.
He said: “What an amazing day. Our team was socially distanced and spread throughout the Common, running and supporting each other in the glorious sunshine across the paths and rolling grassland of Chorleywood.
“We raised not only some money for the charity, but also awareness of its cause among dozens of other dog-walkers, runners and members of the public on the Common that day.”
Will Cook added: “This was certainly “Not the Ricky Road Run” – not in Rickmansworth, not on roads, and you didn’t even need to run. Neither the M25 nor the iconic A404 were even in sight. But, even so, we all had a lot of fun. Huge thanks to all who took part and supported. Roll on next time!”
In 2020, 95 per cent of CPT’s fundraising events have been cancelled so support means more than ever and will help vital research into a cure for Parkinson’s continue.
To support CPT please visit cureparkinsons.org.uk.
Picture credit: Colin Chesterman