In The News

These are some of the newspaper and internet articles that have been published about me:

2017

My M25 motoway circumnavigation:

The Surrey Comet published this article on the Friday that I started the walk:

http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/15267772.This_man_is_walking_160_miles_non_stop_around_the_M25_for_a_touching_reason/?ref=fbshr

Surrey Comet article about M25 circumnavigation

The article has a couple incorrect facts including that the walk was going to be on Saturday/Sunday, not Friday/Saturday.

And Go Surrey published this article after my walk:

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/kingston-man-completes-160-mile-13014629

Get Surrey article about M25 walk

There are also a couple inaccuracies in this article including the last paragraph which states that I want to do another fundraising walk (true) but don’t know who I want to raise money for (false).  I really enjoyed working with Limbless Association on this project, and have already met with them to start discussions about possible future projects – so stay tuned 🙂

The Get Surrey article was repeated by several other news websites including this one in New Zealand: http://www.nzedge.com/news/richard-mcchesney-walks-44-hours-nonstop/

2016

SWLondoner article about my 6 day race:

Richmond racewalker covers 380 miles in epic six-day challenge with just 14 hours sleep

 

Podcast interview about my 6 day race:

In the lead-up to the 6 jours de France, during the race, and afterwards, Chris Desmond from the Uncomfortable Is OK Podcast interviewed me and then compiled this podcast.

 

Podcast interview about M25 circumnavigation and upcoming 6 day race:

In August I appeared in my first ever podcast interview.  Chris Desmond from the Uncomfortable Is OK Podcast interviewed me about the M25 Circumnavigation walk that I did back in March, and we also discussed my upcoming 6 day race.

 

NZ 100 mile record and 24 hour best distance:

After breaking the New Zealand 100 mile record I was interviewed by Dave Crampton, a Wellington (NZ) journalist.

He wrote this article for the Kapiti Observer (the local newspaper in the town where I grew up):

Kapiti Observer about NZ 100 mile record
Kapiti Observer about NZ 100 mile record

He also wrote this article for Athletics Wellington (in NZ)

http://www.athleticswellington.org.nz/News/richard-mcchesney-distance-walker

athletics wellington article about 100 mile record

 

My M25 Walk:

This article was in the Surrey Comet after I completed my walk around the M25

Surrey Comet M25 circumnavigation article

 

This article was published on Fitbit’s blog after I completed the walk:
http://fitbiteurope.tumblr.com/post/142291947815/if-you-think-the-m25-is-tough-when-stuck-in

fitbit blog article after M25 walk

The Richmond and Twickenham Times published this article:

Richmond & Twickenham Times 19/2/16

 

A similar article was also in the Surrey Comet:

Surrey Comet article 19-2-16

 

Fitbit published this article on their blog:

http://fitbiteurope.tumblr.com/post/138421390990/richards-fitbit-powered-motorway-walk-for-sport

fitbit blog article before M25 walk

2015

 NZ 48 hour race-walking record:

The Kapiti Observer published this article after I broke the NZ 48 hour record during the Privas 72 hour race

Article in a local newspaper in NZ after the race