Brockenhurst resident, Steve Radjen BEM, is undertaking a staggering fundraising challenge to raise an incredible £600,000 for Naomi House & Jacksplace.
His challenge is to run 60 marathons in 60 consecutive days at the age of 60! If he’s successful, Steve will set a new Guinness World Record.
Over the past 18 years, Steve has done a lot to support our hospices. Last year, in recognition of his contribution to charity, Steve received the British Empire Medal in the Queens Honours List.
Steve starts his challenge on August 17th in the New Forest.
Back in 2004 I walked through the doors of Naomi House to meet with the team... I walked out of the door that day and my life was changed. I didn’t know what and how at the time, but I knew I wanted to play a part in supporting this amazing cause in any way I could. As they say, the rest is history.
You can support Steve in his Guinness World Record attempt.
Join Steve for a day, running or cycling, and help him complete his challenge and create a new world record. You can do any distance you want - 5k - 10k - Half Marathon - Full Marathon or anything in between.
View Steve's route on his website, and get involved: https://www.60in60at60.co.uk/run-cycle-support
Over the past 18 years, Steve Radjen has been a prolific supporter of Naomi House & Jacksplace and has made a real difference to the children, young people and families who use the hospices.
In 2012, Steve raised £85,000 by running the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara Desert. The following year, Steve deepened his support for Naomi House & Jacksplace when he became a trustee for the charity.
In 2018, Steve ran 21 Marathons in 21 consecutive days, to celebrate the 21st birthday of Naomi House, and raised an incredible £160,000.
As well as herculean feats of endurance, Steve’s own passion and creative drive led the development of the Naomi House & Jacksplace brand over many years of pro-bono support through his former business.
Steve Radjen epitomises the community centred nature of the support that has helped us grow as a charity. Over the years, Steve has tackled some of the toughest physical endurance challenges that anyone can imagine – and always with the dual objective of raising funds and awareness to support our children and their families.
Supporting Steve in this epic challenge will be Nick Anderson and the Runningwithus team. Nick will be Steve’s coach and mentor in the build up and during the 60in60at60 challenge.
With over 25 years running experience, Nick is a graduate in Science & Management of Health & Fitness, a UKA level 4 endurance coach, a qualified nutritionist and sports therapy practitioner. Nick has been a England Athletics flying coach & manages GB squads for events such as the World Half Marathon Championships. Having coached hundreds of athletes from beginners through to olympians Nick is one of Europe's most highly respected coaches. Nick is former England Marathon Lead and England Regional Coaching Lead for the South.