Chessington resident & composer @GregHarradine runs 7 marathons in 7 days for @themusicalbrain & @_CreativeYouth

From April 17th to the 23rd Chessington resident and music composer Greg Harradine has run 7 marathons in 7 days, culminating in the London Marathon today (23rd).

Over the last 7 days he has run

  • 17/04 – Erith to Addington
  • 18/04 – Addington to Berrylands
  • 19/04 – Berrylands to Harefield
  • 20/04 – Harefield to High Barnet
  • 21/04 – High Barnet to Havering-atte-Bower
  • 22/04 – Havering-atte-Bower to Purfleet (and beyond!)
  • 23/04 – London Marathon

According to the London Marathon web site Greg finished his final marathon in a time of 3 hours, 18 minutes and 59 seconds, placing him 4403rd.


Greg completed this achievement to raise money for two charities close to his heart The Musical Brain & Creative Youth.

The Musical Brain shares the latest research into how music and the other arts can benefit our minds, brains and bodies. They organise events which explore the life-enhancing effects the arts can have on conditions such as depression, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and post-traumatic stress disorder, providing practical implications for medical professionals, therapists and arts practitioners.

Creative Youth enables young people from all backgrounds to reach their potential through the arts. In this age of cuts to arts funding and often a lack of provision in schools, organisations like Creative Youth are needed more than ever to help nurture creativity in the next generation.

If you would like to sponsor / reward Greg for his achievement you can do so on his Virgin Money Giving Page.

You can see his adventures, including the routes he has run on his twitter page @GregHarradine.

Greg’s adventure has had the attention of other local media, today Radio Jackie News tweeted.


Well done Greg from all of us here at Chessington Community Matters!


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