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Man running to every stadium in English Football League for charity

Nathan began running to improve his physical and mental wellbeing (Nathan Richardson).

Nathan Richardson has spoken to us ahead of his mammoth challenge, which will see him visit Norwich, Ipswich and Colchester grounds.

The 28-year-old, who's from Manchester, will be starting at Old Trafford on 7th March and is aiming to complete his 'Run Around the Grounds' within six months. 

He has estimated he will be covering between 2,000 and 2,500 miles by the time he finishes.

While he is a self-proclaimed football fanatic, he is doing it to raise money for one of his local brain tumour charities, as well as the mental health charity Mind.

Nathan told us he began running to improve his physical and mental health following the death of two family members: "I needed to do something, and I needed to keep my mind and body active.

"It's tough when you're running but it makes you feel good.

"So I always knew I wanted to do something with mental health, to get the message across to people about how much it can help."

He has since ran numerous half and full marathons, but said he "needed something bigger" and began looking for a challenge which would push himself further.

Nathan continued: "Being a football fan I'd always wanted visit all of the football grounds. I had actually seen a guy, who's a Burnley fan, he was running to every away game last season and I thought it was a great idea,

"And I wondered if anyone has run to all the grounds."

As well as running to each stadium, he'll be arming himself at times with a black bin liner to pick up rubbish on his journey.

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