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By Any Means Possible!

6 April 2013

Can you help Robbie reach the finishing line?

With Saturday’s match against Leyton Orient the penultimate home game of a dramatic League One campaign for Colchester United, the end of the season is drawing ever closer.

For U’s chairman Robbie Cowling, the spring months will bring to a close nine months of intense effort in his attempts to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust (donation page:

Starting with the team’s first away game of the season against Preston North End, Robbie has now clocked up over 600 miles on the road. He cycled to that first away day against North End and has subsequently run to every home game from his house in Great Totham to the stadium (around 15 miles each time).

The final two weeks of the season bring this fundraising effort to a dramatic crescendo.

The match against Shrewsbury Town will be Robbie’s final run through those back roads of north Essex, ahead of a week long cycling mission to Carlisle United’s Brunton Park for the last game of the season.

Robbie’s route to the north west is documented HERE, but we’re hoping that YOU can get involved for the home finale against Shrewsbury in two weeks’ time.

We’re looking for fans to get involved “by any means possible” for the final fifteen mile run of Robbie’s momentous efforts.

We would love fans, the people of Colchester and community groups from across the town to join Robbie on that last run. You can run a mile, half the route, or even all of it – it’s entirely up to you!

In fact, you’re also welcome to just line the last bits of the route up Northern Approaches to see Robbie home to the stadium for the Shrewsbury game.

Here’s some ways in which you can get involved with Robbie’s final run:-

- rollerskates - cycling
- skateboard - pogo stick
- relay (share the run with some mates!) - motorbike and sidecar
- horse riding - or something else! 

If you, your school, group or team are interested in getting involved with the “By Any Means Possible” run on April 20th, please contact us on and we can let you know further details. 
The game against Shrewsbury promises to be an interesting afternoon one way or another, so why not get involved earlier in the day and help Robbie finish his running exploits off on a high?

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