One man, One hill, One Stupid Idea!


Her was the plan. Raise money for a poor school located in a deprived township in Ghana.


My school, Buxton Community School, is linked with Kissi Ebeneezer School in Ghana. Students will be going there, having worked and saved for nearly two years. The purpose of the trip is for them to learn lessons that they are likely to never learn, but also to give back something to the world at large.

This idea is simple…

0.1 mile loop
19ft of ascent
Repeat it for every £1 donated

Questions is, will I actually manage all the reps or will someone win a nice prize?

1 day 11 hours 15 minutes…. #manvstickets

£846 raised from personal donations, postal donations and paypal donations to

All to help a school that is in Ghana have water and access to books.

Now all I have to do is run up and down a 0.1mile hill loop 846 times, one after the other, starting at 4am in 05/07/14

Best get eating and deciding which of my 3 pairs of shoes to wear!

More information can be found here

If your feeling generous you can still donate, and make me run further on the day and all for a worthy cause where ALL the money goes towards helping other less fortunate :)


Confirmation That Stupidity Is Being Cultivated

Met Anthony Kaapas today since he was visiting my school and speaking to the students about giving it your best.

Not sure how but I ended up being asked to pose with him for a photo, followed by another teacher telling him what I was going to be doing on Saturday for my Man Vs Tickets charity fund raiser.

I didn’t expect his face to drop! Not sure he believed I was actually gonna try and do it.

So, in around 3 days I will be rising at 3am, getting ready and starting to run the same 0.1 mile hill loop, ending in 80.4miles of running and 15,276ft of ascent all in one silly run.

Stupidity has definitely reached a minor peak :)

5 Day, 12 Hours…

£782 raised in two weeks means 782 hill loops ending in 78.2 miles and 14,858ft of ascent.

Planning brain has engaged, tapering is in place, support is almost organised, free Italian food is on!

How the hell do you visualise completing 782 hill reps?

And why do people resale that it’s not that big a deal. Other live and suffer more on a day to day basis, and they call it normal. What I’m do in pales into insignificance when you view the bigger picture.

Today was the last training run and I decided to test my foot strength with 20 miles in my KSO Evos. Felt good, but my feet started to get tired at 19 miles.

Now for the rest of the week it’s sleep and getting organised :)


When’s It The Right Time To Get Worried?

I wasn’t worried when I’d reached 40 miles and 7600ft of ascent, but now my running total for the 5th of July stands at 65.4 miles with 12426ft of ascent!!!!!

That’s £654 of generosity from people, to provide water and a library at a school thousands of miles away. I’m amazed!?

And I’m starting to get worried!

What have I unleashes?

The Stupidity Gains Height…








So far in my continual attempts to cultivate stupidity, I decided to join it with raising money for a good cause.

Here’s what I ended up with…

After 4 days of fundraising I have a total distance of 21.4 miles and 4066ft of vertical ascent to run in one day and all for the grand total of 214 pounds.

I know I can do this normally.

Doing it on a 0.1 mile hill loop is a while different kettle of fish. And it might just end up at 100miles and 19000ft of ascent!!!

You can check the progress of this on twitter @fat_man_runs #manvstickets
Or on Facebook

And to make matters more scary, I’m getting death stares from teachers and maniacal grins from support staff and kids!!

Now I just need enough people to find out about this thing before the 5th of July ;)