Local Man and former Britain Strongman to run Yorkshire Wolds Way in a day for charity

9th June 2016

Rob Dixon, known as Robbo will attempt to run the beautiful, undulating hills of the Yorkshire Wolds Way in under 24 hours. The run will take place in early August, the exact date will be determined by the weather.

This will be no mean feat, especially for a man that used to weigh in at a whopping 19 stone! He has swapped the steaks for pulses and shed over seven stone of muscle to tackle his latest ventures. The weight may have dwindled, but his appetite for new challenges has not. They have included riding the couloirs of Chamonix; solo parapenting off the Midi; surfing with salt water crocodiles; and cage fighting - to name, but a few. One of the hardest parts of this run will be near to the half way mark. He will have to run past his very own doorstep in the beautiful and tranquil village of Thixendale.

Rob realised he had a talent for strength training whilst loading potatoes onto wagons at his Dad's, (Dave Dixon), farm in Sand Hutton, York at the grand old age of 7.

Robinson took on this latest challenge to raise money for two charities:  MacMillans and Parkinsons.  In memory of a dear friend, Jo Ellerton, who was an amazing runner and never far from our thoughts. Taking inspiration from friends who suffer from Parkinsons and Rosie Pope-Swale's 'A Little Run Around the World'. Hopefully, also sharing a little slice of a hidden gem which is the Yorkshire Wolds Way.  

You can support Rob with his exciting challenge, by visiting his Just Giving page 


Good luck Rob!


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