Corby man Simon’s running challenge almost at an end

Simon Kyle with fellow runners
Simon Kyle with fellow runners

A Corby man who set himself the target to run 100 miles throughout July to raise money for the air ambulance after it saved his dad is nearing the end of the challenge.

Simon Kyle was aiming to raise £500 on the 31 day challenge but is now confident he will break the £2,000 barrier by the end of the month.

He said: “Everything is going really well and I am really enjoying myself. The level of interest and donations has been absolutely brilliant.

“The support from friends and family has been really good. I have so many people that want to help which has resulted in me being to have a running partner with me for every single run of the challenge.

“Various local sporting groups and businesses have came forward to give me some support including the Northants Cycle Racing Association who invited me along to one of their meets at Rockingham Speedway and donated £300 and Rubix nightclub are sponsoring me £5 for each run.”

Simon said he has joined runs organised by Jog Northants, Shecan..Run and Desborough and Rothwell Running Club.

He chose the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance after his dad was airlifted to hospital.

He added: “I have been posting a blog on my Facebook page of each run, which has been gaining lots of popularity and people seem to like what I am doing, all my posts are public so feel free to have a look, or search using the hashtag #simons5kchallenge

“As the challenge has gone on, many family and friends who aren’t up to running have expressed interest in wanting to do something with me or walk a route instead.”

To find out more about Simon’s challenge, or to sponsor him, visit