25–26 Jan 2025 334 days to go! #RunShow

Christopher Allen

In 2009 I fell down a flight of stairs and fractured three of my thoracic vertebrae. I spent six months walking with crutches and a cane and in physical therapy. In September 2016 I took on the challenge to run London Marathon the following year for Spinal Research. Eight months, four hours and fifty-three minutes or so later, after crossing the finish line, I was hooked. Since 2017 I’ve done numerous races, taking every opportunity to challenge myself further with even more plans to push myself and see where I can go.

In 2019 I started BrickRunners as a way to raise money for charity, which quickly became a huge part of my running journey. It has connected me with the team at National Running Show, charities, and runners from all over the world. BrickRunners has become a community that I am very proud to be a part of that continues to raise money for charity and works to make a difference.