Three men run Hadrian’s Wall in 22 hours for charity

Neil Featherby, 60, alongside close friends Charles Allen, 41, and Jason Wright, 41, ran the 84 mile

Neil Featherby, 60, alongside close friends Charles Allen, 41, and Jason Wright, 41, ran the 84 mile long wall on September 29. Picture: Neil Featherby - Credit: Archant

Three men, including a 60-year-old, ran the length of Hadrian's Wall in 22 hours to raise money for charity.

Neil Featherby, 60, alongside close friends Charles Allen, 41, and Jason Wright, 41, ran the 84 mile

Neil Featherby, 60, alongside close friends Charles Allen, 41, and Jason Wright, 41, ran the 84 mile long wall on September 29. Picture: Neil Featherby - Credit: Archant

Neil Featherby, 60, alongside close friends Charles Allen, 41, and Jason Wright, 41, ran the 84-mile wall within the 24-hour official challenge time limit.

Mr Featherby ran the wall when he was 50 and completed it over three days, but wanted to do it in a shorter time frame.

He said: 'I've ran every day for the past 37 years and I have been raising money for various local charities for several years too.'

The trio raised £1,750 for Nelson's Journey, £1,750 for Hallswood Animal Sanctuary and £150 for Dog Rescue.

Neil Featherby, 60, alongside close friends Charles Allen, 41, and Jason Wright, 41, ran the 84 mile

Neil Featherby, 60, alongside close friends Charles Allen, 41, and Jason Wright, 41, ran the 84 mile long wall on September 29. Picture: Neil Featherby - Credit: Archant


You may also want to watch:


Mr Featherby said: 'I love all animals and wildlife and all three of us are friends of Simon Wright, who is the CEO at Nelson's Journey.'

Mr Wright said: 'Neil and his team not only raised an amazing amount of money for Nelson's Journey, but also helped by drawing attention to the work we're doing.'

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter