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In Nunhead With The Felix Project's Charlotte Hill

Season 1, Ep. 356

Rob goes for a run in Nunhead, south-east London, with Charlotte Hill - CEO of The Felix Project - who's running in their relay team at The Big Half next month. They talk training, chat-running, walking the hills, and how running can help charities - and vice versa. Plus there's an adventure in a cemetery, and we find out the full, thrilling story of how Nunhead got its name.


You can sponsor Charlotte and her team here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charlotte-hill-felixfoodfighters


PAUL TONKINSON WILL RETURN. AGAIN.


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Rob's book Running Tracks is available here - https://www.waterstones.com/book/running-tracks/rob-deering/9781800180444, and you can get Paul’s award-winning 26.2 Miles to Happiness here - https://www.waterstones.com/book/26-2-miles-to-happiness/paul-tonkinson/9781472975270

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