Rugby mum holds fun and fitness event in memory of beloved Robin

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The mother of an inspirational Rugby man who died from a brain tumour aged 25 is inviting people to walk, run, cycle or swim in memory of her son.

Chris Lal wants people of all ages and abilities to help clock up 23600 miles in 80 days as a tribute to Robin who died in 2012.

The Around the World 4Robin in 80 Days event starts next Thursday and anyone can take part.

Chris, who lives in Bilton, said: “We want everyone to join in, have fun and help raise money and awareness for charity.

“The original concept is based on the Jules Verne book and Michael Palin’s travel across the globe, but with walking, running, cycling or swimming. It’s for teams, individuals or groups, without any pressure of completing a certain amount of miles.”

The miles will be logged to a unique website hosted by Miles4Charity, generated by a bespoke app, recording miles walked, ran or cycled.

“We will be reporting how far we have travelled and providing lots of inspiration,” added Chris.

Charities being supported are The Willow Foundation, which grants wishes for seriously ill young people, The Brain Tumour Charity and Myton Hospice.

Chris said: “Robin was handsome, clever, kind, quick-witted, strong, courageous and brave.

“He was a very special person, a bright light, a ray of sunshine, a unique individual, who always thought of others. I couldn’t have wished for a more supportive son.”

Military-fitness Circuits in Rugby is taking part by holding a charity circuit for all ages and fitness levels at Winfield Rec at 6pm next Thursday.

For more information join Around the World 4Robin in 80 days on Facebook, visit