Rob started in Kent in February and will finish in Middlesex with the full London Marathon in April 2019 where he intends to wear cricket pads and a helmet as well.
He tells us: 'The rationale behind this challenge is two-fold. On the one hand, I want to try and raise more awareness about mental health and support a charity which provides advice and support to those who experience mental health difficulties. Whilst 2017 was a breakthrough year for mental health awareness, I am keen to continue this progress and support Mind in recognition of close friends who have struggled with mental health issues.
On the flip-side is my love of cricket, a sport which I have followed avidly for as long as I can remember. Chance To Shine is a national charity on a mission to spread the power of cricket throughout schools and communities. Keeping future generations engaged and harnessing a wider following will allow the county and national sides to flourish for years to come (not just in their search for a Test spinner!)'
Rob is running with other Old Salopians over the duration of the challenge, with Hunt legends George Mallett (S 2007-12), Ed Mallett (S 2008-13) and Cal Winwood (I 2006-11) all agreeing to take part.
Rob is trying to raise £10,000 for the charities above and is incredibly grateful for any loose change! He has a fundraising page here: https://bit.ly/2Bm0CXm