Christian Nicholson

Run2Paris 2022

Here we go again!

Over 2 years ago, my friend and colleague walked into my office with a 'good idea.' We immediately set off on a training run (just shy of a half marathon!), we canvassed members and created the Sangfroid Serpents!

Then COVID arrived in our lives...

Fast forward to April 2022 and the green light is on for the inaugural Run2Paris. The team and I have been pounding the streets and getting ready for possibly the biggest physical challenge we have faced. And we can hardly wait!

There have been trials and tribulations along the way, of course. Due to work commitments I had to temporarily withdraw as I thought I would be unable to attend. Then one of the other team members also had doubts about attending through a health scare. Thankfully I manged to secure the time off work; I say thankfully, I'm beginning to wonder now :-o and thankfully the health scare is still only that, but a wise move not to put 4 half marathons of strain on top of it! And then, through their Army reservist commitments another team member now looks doubtful! Step in Jo Newton who joins the team and all being well (and some delayed flights that keeps our reservist in country for an extra week) we 5 will cross the start line on 26 May, heading for Paris.

Then, this week, we learn that the excellent minibus loaned to us for the smaller, COVID impacted event last year, is now no longer available! Eek! The hunt for a suitable replacement transport starts with more than a little trepidation.

I must say another huge thank you to all those wonderful sponsors who keep us all going. As a team we have covered all admin costs and this means that every single precious penny goes to SSAFA and Parkinson's UK. THANK YOU. Please do sponsor us if you can, no matter the amount. It all makes a difference.

Please do also wish us luck (on finding a vehicle) (on keeping 5 team members) (on making it to the start line) and of course, on running to Paris!

More updates next week...

I'm fundraising for...

That's right me and the team are running to Paris. You heard, from London to Paris on foot, in just 4 days. Wish us luck but more importantly please donate. Your donation will go towards two really important causes, Supporting Parkinson's UK and SSAFA. I really appreciate your support.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Mike Thornley

To Christian, well done on your achievement from everyone at Army Cricket.


Ukaf Cricket Association

Christian, well done from all at UKAFCA


Strensall Station Wos' & Sgts' Mess

What an incredible effort, well done. From all members of Strensall Station WOs' & Sgts' Mess


C.d. Corstorphine

Go, Christian, Go


Stephen Higgins


Linda Judd

Best of luck


Ami J

Good luck me old China! Smashing effort!


Alex Rennie

Hope you dont get blisters




Steven Mcfarland


Dave Stanford

Best of luck Christian… smash it!


Hayley Barton

Good luck to you all. Can’t wait to hear all about it. The Barton’s x


Lesley Hale


Mac Mcsheffrey

Good luck buddy