Silverstone Half Marathon 2012

On March 11, I’m running the Silverstone Half Marathon to raise money for the Richard Burns Foundation.

The Foundation was set up following the British WRC legend’s untimely death. It’s a genuine honour for me to represent it in the annual Silverstone run.

Richard Burns and the RBF

Richard was the 2001 World Rally Champion – indeed, England’s first WRC title-winner.

He scored 10 WRC victories with Mitsubishi and with Subaru, the team with which he won the championship. He also gave his name to one of the greatest road-going cars of all time, the Subaru Impreza Turbo RB5 pictured above.

He died in November 2005, following a long battle with a form of brain tumor called astrocytoma. He was 34.

Since being set up in his name, the fund has raised tens of thousands of pounds: it has made numberous donations, such as £47,286 to the Teenage Cancer Trust in 2008 and £35,781 to Make-A-Wish in 2009.

The Richard Burns Foundation has also donated £26,157 to the Lewis Hamilton Foundation.

Silverstone Half Marathon

By running the Silverstone Half Marathon, I aim to add funds. I’ve pledged to raise £500. As always, every donation is welcome: I’d be delighted if you could help me.

My JustGiving Page tells you how to donate. My Twitter feed will also update you on progress, via the hashtag #runsilverstonerbf

And to find out why I’m doing it, watch this: