Mark Church Set To Run 1000 Miles

Published: 6th October, 2018

BBC cricket commentator and the voice of Surrey Mark Church will set off on the first of his 200 runs between the Kia Oval and Lord’s on Monday morning.

‘Churchy’ has plotted a five-mile route between London’s two Test grounds and will take it on four times a day, six days a week with a scheduled finish on December 4.

That means twenty miles a day across fifty days of running all in memory of his late father, Tony, who passed away in 2017.

His aim is to both encourage donations to his chosen charity – the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund – and raise awareness of the disease, which claims the lives of 9,000 people each year in the UK alone.

He will be joined along the way by a number of recognisable faces from the world of county cricket including current and former Surrey players as well as his colleagues from the press lounge.

Church has been the BBC’s number one commentator on all things Surrey since 2003 and last month got to call his County Championship title win as Rory Burns’ team beat Worcestershire to seal the trophy.

Now, after a marathon of a summer in the commentary box he is taking on an entirely different challenge.

We will have regular updates from Churchy’s run on Twitter at @surreycricket and you can follow him for his thoughts at @backandacross.

You can donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and support Mark Church by heading to his Just Giving Page.

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