It's always nice to know who is behind an event. Richmond Half Marathon & 10km is managed by Richard Xerri, a long term athlete and a large contributor to voluntary service in the local athletics scene.
Richard has been around on the local running scene for probably too long! Rarely does he don racing shoes but he does his fair share in the running of teams and coaching. He is manager of the Surrey XC squad for children, a long term member of Hercules Wimbledon AC, organising the Wimbledon 5k and 10k events each year on a voluntary basis and coaches locally with Ranelagh Harriers in Richmond upon Thames.
He is also a physiotherapist with a clinical interest in knee pain.
Every race has a charity element at the very heart of its aims, supporting those who need help and assistance at difficult times. Your entry is much appreciated by all the charities involved in our work.
Over the last year Richard has contributed around £20'000 to local good causes through the events he manages and created events that have raised in excess of £100'000 for the respective charities.