Putney Gumps: ‘We’ve Spent 15 Years Raising Thousands Through Running'
The Putney Gumps are two friends – Johnnie Wraith and Adam Constable – in London, who have been completing various running challenges over the past 15 years to raise money for charity. They've raised more than £250,000.
In 2018, they completed 12 marathons in 12 months and raised over £76,000. Before that, they ran 126 miles over two races within a week, raising well over £36,000. They also ran the 65km Great Strides Ultra Marathon, raising over £10,000. Most recently, in 2021, the pair did 7 marathons in 7 days.
The pair raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Downs Syndrome Association. We sat down with Adam to find out more about the challenges and how the pair have carried on going all these years.
0:22 : Introduction to Adam
1:23 : The beginning of our running journey
2:45 : Deciding on the challenges
5:59 : How they get through the challenges
8:35 : 7 marathons in 7 days
11:05 : Raising more than £250k
12:35 : Inspiration behind the challenges
13:57 : The impact of the fundraising
15:29 : Advice for others
17:24 : Getting through mental blocks
18:56 : What’s next for the Putney Gumps
19:47 : What does defiant optimism mean to you?
Find out more about them: https://www.putneygumps.co.uk/about
Donate to the Down's Syndrome Association: https://www.putneygumps.co.uk/about
Donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust: https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/