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Tom’s challenging challenges

I am going to be doing the self-styled Cotswold Way Challenge‘ on Saturday 24 May and the (perhaps slightly ambitious) ‘Day in the Lakes – Half Ironman‘ on Sunday 29 June.


Me after the 2013 London Marathon – just beat 4 hours – job done!

The Cotswold Way Challenge entails an 84 mile hike in 36 continuous hours along a stretch of the Cotswold Way with two of my work colleagues.

The Half Ironman involves:

  • A 1.2 mile swim in Ullswater (England’s most beautiful lake apparently!);
  • A 56 mile bike ride; and
  • A cheeky half-marathon to round it off!

We have decided to take on these challenges so we can continue to raise money to save lives at sea and in memory of Charlie. Our target is to reach £20,000 by the end of 2014, so please give whatever you can. I hope you can dig into your pockets once more to help raise money for this fantastic cause. We will be sure to keep you updated with our efforts via the Virgin Money Giving link here and Team Hutton blogs.

Thanks for all your support


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Sam’s new challenge for Charlie

Click this link to see the poster for the Charlie Hutton Hockey Festival and that I’ll be running at the School on the 6th of September – Join Us!

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“Challenge Charlie!”

Starting on 16th June 2014 I will be running 772km over the course of 97 days. I wanted to create an event of my own, something that would be unique and challenging, and that others could also get involved in. I’ve always been inspired by the events where people do something every day and I wanted to add a ‘Charlie’ spin to mine… enter Challenge Charlie! 

From the 16th June (fittingly my mum’s birthday) until 20th September (Charlie’s birthday) I will run every day to the following distances: Monday – 2km, Tuesday – 4km, Wednesday – 6km, Thursday – 8km, Friday – 10km, Saturday – 12km, Sunday – 14km.

Over 97 days (Charlie was born in 1997) this adds up to 770km but with an extra 2 km on my final run it will mean 1km for every week that Charlie lived his fantastic life. On top of this, each week culminates in 14km, 1km for each of his 14 amazing years that he lived. You can see I’ve really thought this one through 😛

Every Saturday and Sunday I want you guys to join me! Simply visit my “Challenge Charlie” schedule and decide the date you want to run with me and click the email link to let me know. I’ll respond with a time and place! You can also choose between a 6/12km on Saturdays or 7/14km on Sundays. A limited number of “Challenge Charlie” T-Shirts will also be available to purchase (£tbc but let me know if you want one, plus size, to help with ordering). I’ll give this to you on the day, with all proceeds going to the RNLI of course!

I can’t wait to get started, and I’d love to see some of you out for the runs too! Have you got what it takes to Challenge Charlie?!”


Me after completing my first Bridge to Bridge swim in 2013 – job done!

And remember you can continue to donate as little or as much as you like on our giving page for Charlie:

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‘Challenge Charlie’ run schedule and information

So this is where i’ll post the list of when and where i’ll be running for organised runs from 16th June until the 20th September. 12k (or 6k) Saturday and 14k (or 7k) Sunday. If you want to join me, or know when and where I’m running during the week, then just email me the day at and i’ll confirm details with you. See the t-shirt design on the shop page so you can let me know if you want one and what size. Thanks and look forward to seeing you on one of my runs…

START 16th June 2014 – 2km: Contact Sam to join him any day of the week but usually around Battersea Park…

WEEKEND RUNS are 12km and 14kn so get in touch if you fancy it – usually around Battersea Park.

SUPPORT RUNS – Sam’s Dad Simon has got his company tothepoint doing a regular Challenge Charlie 6km run along the River from their officies in London Bridge, over Tower Bridge, back along to Blackfriars Bridge then past the Globe and finish with a Pint or two in the Mudlark back at London Bridge. We may shift to Thursdays if we feel we can manage an 8Km. Contact to sign up and order one of the charity TShirts.

6 September:  Challenge Charlie at CHHF and run with Sam…So Sam has been running everyday between the 16th June and will be up to 20th September. His 12km course on the 6th September will be migrating to Whitgift for the Charlie Hutton Hockey Festival, so bring your running shoes and join him for one or all of his laps. Challenge Charlie t-shirts are still available at £15 each. You can order them from the sports reception at Whitgift, or buy them on the day or order them through the website (sizes S, M and L).

14 September: Sam is planning a big run on this weekend and trying to get as many people together as possible in his final week of Challenge Charlie. Wtrch this space for more info or the Challenge Charlie website.

FINISH 20 September – 14km : tbc