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The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:52 pm
by Stuart Skinner
As many of you are aware, long term forum member @Jez spent three years running as a Stormtrooper and raising money for two children's charities, before retiring his helmet in 2018. But never say never as 2020 sees 'The Rise of the Stormtrooper', as Jez has begun one last huge challenge dressed as a Stormtrooper with the intention of raising large sums for the same two fabulous charities. The two charities are close to Jez's heart, in fact anyone with half a heart would be moved by these two charities work, check both of them out below;

This year Jez is undertaking his biggest challenge yet, running 1000 miles in his costume over the course of the year including a 100 mile run at Pinewood, I've seen first hand what the costume does to his body and this is a crazy challenge. To track his progress and discuss all matter of aspects of fund raising and running myself and Jez have put together a short podcast which will be released monthly over the following 12 months whilst he undertakes this event. An intro show and the first proper show are now released, so check them out and find out precisely what he is undertaking;

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You can also check out his challenge on his website;

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And most importantly, if you want to donate please follow this link and support this mad mans brave efforts; ... &pageUrl=4

Re: The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:18 pm
by TheJabbaWookie
Jez you’re amazing. Crazy though

Re: The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:43 pm
by Darth Bobby
Cool, will check it out

Re: The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:04 pm
by Mini99
Wishing you all the luck in the world. :D

Re: The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:31 pm
by Cazza
Nice one, Jez! Looking forward to listening to these!

Re: The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:18 am
by Cazza
Stickied :)

Re: The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:16 pm
by Jez
Oh my word, thank you guys.
I’m moved that you’ve been so kind enough to have this on the vintage page. I mega appreciate the gesture but not sure if it warrants a sticky, but I love you for it!

I’m so indebted to Stu for being such a great friend and supporter of the Running Stormtrooper Project, thank you mate.

Please check it out. Please support the project and please take the time to read some of the blogs on the website. These charities need help, but together this community is doing our level best to make a difference.

Watch this space for 2020 updates. It’s going to be awesome, and you’re all invited!!

Re: The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:28 pm
by Cornish_jedi
Jez it’s amazing (and slightly unbelievable) that you are going to suit up once more! Dude your legend and will continue to follow and support you!

Stu, good to have you back on a wee podcast to support this man.

MTFVW…. You going to need it ;)

Re: The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:40 pm
by Stuart Skinner

Jez had a hugely successful weekend last week. Waitrose in Wallingford supported his Running Stormtrooper venture and allowed him to set up his treadmill outside the door. Over the course of the day he ran 20 miles on the treadmill and raised £786.57 plus 1 cent, plus 2 Euros, plus an online donation of £5! So a very constructive day on adding miles to his challenge and raising funds for his charities. But that wasn't all as he then ran another 6 miles on the Sunday with 'Run Wallingford', raising an additional £97 plus £15 online. These figures saw him clear £39k, so let's help him reach £40k sooner rather than later!

Don't forget you can donate here; ... perproject

Another podcast will be out shortly when you can hear exactly how Jez Is progressing
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Re: The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:00 pm
by The89thchris
Thanks for sharing this, Stuart. It's great to see you and Jez collaborating on this project. Now that I've got loads of free time on my hands, I do believe I'll check out the podcast this week. :lol:

Re: The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:32 am
by Stuart Skinner

Storm Ciara, Storm Dennis, Stormtrooper.

Catch up with a new Running Stormtrooper cast and see if Jez is still on target to hit his 1000 mile challenge during 2020.

On this episode he takes us back to 2016 when a video of him running as a Stormtrooper through his home village went viral on Lad Bible with over 2 million hits in 24 hours. Plus Jez explains why he is a Brooks fan for life and tries to always Run Happy! ... 1498324544

Download wherever you get your podcasts.

We know it's a tough time but anyone who can spare a few quid and help support his two wonderful charities please do, it's massively appreciated. ... &pageUrl=4
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Re: The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:44 pm
by Jez
Guys thanks so much for this.
Over the last couple of weeks I questioned if I should even be attempting to do this 2020 Challenge due to the virus: all races being cancelled/postponed, Celebration almost certainly going the same way, people on lockdown and worry everywhere. That said, I am continuing with it because the charities need the support more than ever. Because there are no races the charities are really struggling, so if I can do this to raise a few quid, I should. I don't think i'll get anywhere near close to my original target but even if a raise a couple of thousand it'll be of help to some.

All I need to do is keep the costume from falling apart. Come on baby, hold together!

@Stuart Skinner thanks as ever for your help. Lets record the next one this week whilst I'm in solitary confinement!

Re: The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:53 pm
by Stuart Skinner
New Episode Live


In this special episode, Jez and Stu try to turn a positive out of a negative by highlighting that with the postponement of a number of big races, there could be plenty of time to apply for a Guinness World Record. Jez explains all about his 2017 Guinness World Record attempt and dives into the application process.

Join them in this refreshingly positive podcast, which doesn't promise to change the world but could make you smile.

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Re: The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 5:50 am
by Stuart Skinner

May The Force Be With You

This month's episode begins with disaster as Jez admits that for the first time ever as the Running Stormtrooper, he has failed to hit his target! There is some positivity though as things improve in May. Finally Jez and Stu recall the extra special May the Fourth 40 Mile Stormtrooper Run which finished inside Pinewood Studios back in 2017, alongside a very special young man. ... CastBox_FM
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Re: The Running Stormtrooper Podcast

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:37 pm
by Stuart Skinner

Stay on Target

In this months running and fundraising packed podcast, Jez and Stu talk about the BBC video and the running escapades of the last month. The big tips is Virtual Medals and how creating a Running Stormtrooper virtual medal series managed to raise over £3000 in charity money for the 2018 challenge. What's more, Jez announces probably the most amazing and coolest medal series you'll ever see for 2020! Get amongst it and stay on target!! ... ual-medals
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