Run Glasson Run

LONDON – (October 2, 2009) – Richard Glasson, CEO of gyro (GyroHSR), the
world’s largest B2B agency is preparing to tackle the
third event in his five-part “Run Glasson Run” challenge. Having
already raised over £14,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, next week
Glasson will run the New York City Marathon as part of his ongoing
quest to reach his £20,000 fundraising target by the end of the year.

Glasson Run was borne out of Richard’s determination to honour his
mother’s legacy after losing her to cancer last summer. Richard Glasson
said: “My mother, Julie Glasson, was a nurse for her entire working
life, but unfortunately passed away too quickly to benefit from the
support of a Macmillan nurse. Raising money for the charity therefore
seemed a very appropriate way to remember her and support the work of
this hugely important charity”.

As part of his
challenge Glasson has already raced the toughest section of the Tour de
France and completed an IronMan 70.3 Triathlon. After running the New
York Marathon next week he will be tasked with tackling the madness of
the Hellrunner cross-country ordeal, before rounding things off in
December with the off-road Helly Hansen Adventure Race.

Chaytor, Communications Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support added,
“Richard’s legacy to his mother couldn’t be more impressive. When he
recovers from his exhaustion, he should be very proud that his efforts
will help so many others affected by cancer to the practical, emotional
and financial support that Macmillan provides. Richard’s hard work will
mean the difference between a good and a bad day for many cancer
patients and we hope he’ll receive plenty of support for such an
ambitious fundraiser!”

To give a donation to Richard Glasson please visit To read Richard’s training blog visit the challenge website at