Richard Lawton’s ‘Iron Man’ Challenges!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in News | No Comments

I’m sure Belly will be the first to say that since he was diagnosed the amount of support hes received from fund-raising has been phenomenal…………however he needs our support now more than ever with the arrival of baby Elliot into the Bell household.


In 2013 I have set myself 3 challenges which will certainly test my recent drunk ‘I am Iron Man’ comments :-)

Challenge One – June 2013, Coast to Coast Bike Ride

I will be cycling the 140 miles in just TWO days starting at Whitehaven and arriving into Tynemouth on Sunday 9th June. I will be joined on this venture by Dale Crawford, Stephen O’Neill and John Taberner.

All welcome to attend the Salutation pub at the finish for a well deserved pint.

(Richard Completed this challenge in June – well done to him and everyone that took part!)

Challenge Two – Tough Mudder (Iron Man/Special Forces assault course)

This is a 12 mile assault course, designed by the special forces and is regarded as ‘the toughest test on the planet’ – REALLY looking forward to this……NOT.

Check it out at – I will be completing this challenge in Edinburgh on August 24th 2013.

Challenge Three – Great North Run 2013

I’m sure this will need no introduction – my personal challenge to myself is to beat my previous best time of 1:51 (this is my first and only time Ive recorded at the GNR) – I may regret this, however IF I fail to complete my goal then I shall buy everyone a pint at the finish line who has sponsored me………. quite a statement since this comes only a few weeks after the tough mudder challenge.

Thanks for taking the time to read this – any amount you can donate will be appreciated. Lets raise plenty of cash for the Scott Bell Fund/Motor Neurone fund.