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Richard Burn
Richard Burn
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Running round the clock for three days is certainly not for the faint-hearted.

But ex-soldier Richard Burn is gutsy enough to take on the challenge.

The 23-year-old will need to draw upon all the strength and determination he learned in the army as he runs across Hampshire and West Sussex. Richard, of Coronation Road, Waterlooville, was in the Second Battalion Royal Anglian for five years, serving in Germany, Cyprus and Iraq. He now says he wants to give something back to his comrades.

‘The main reason I want to do this is I don’t think the government does enough for the troops themselves and gives enough support to Help For Heroes,’ he says. The run will start at 7.30am on September 14 in Waterlooville town centre. Richard will then run to Petersfield via East Meon, then on to Chichester. He will finish at Portsmouth Naval Memorial on Southsea Common.