Community – Achievements

Our aat: community has evolved into an integrated support network – uniting participants, partners, ambassadors and crew – to enhance the overall aat: event experience.

This space is dedicated to celebrating your achievements and inspiring others to set their next goal. Nominate yourself or someone you know for a feature on our wall of fame. Simply email us with: Name, Race Number, Finish Time. Bonus points if you send us a photo in our Instagram frame from our events.

Winning Racecheck Team at Guildford 10K

We delivered an exciting team-based initiative at Guildford10k to celebrate Racecheck’s #neverracealone community concept. All Guildford10k participants were split into 1 of 3 teams; the team who crossed the finish line in the lowest collective finish time were declared the winners. Racecheck elected 3 team leaders from their #visorclub community, who (in the lead up to the event) would encourage their following to join their team at Guildford 10k and were responsible for keeping their teammates motivated throughout training. Congratulations to team leader Cat – who is looking very happy about the fact that as the winning team leader she has won 1 year’s worth of free aat: event entry!

  • Event: Guildford 10k 2019
  • Placed: 1st
  • Team: #TeamOrange
Guildford 10k

Diocese of Guildford “Tri” Triathlon

A team of 22 Bishops from the Diocese of Guildford (DOG) took part Guildford Triathlon to raise money for the Bishop of Guildford’s Community Fund (BGCF) – which exists to reach out to disadvantaged and vulnerable people across the DOG in the name of Christ. Bishop Jo Wells learned to swim in order to complete the challenge – reporting that she felt “entirely terrified” but had the support of the whole team throughout training. Congratulations Jo!

  • Event: Guildford Triathlon 2019
  • Team: Diocese of Guildford
  • Personal Best: 2hrs 09mins 59secs

Half Marathon World Record

Richard Moffat and Evie Read hold the world record for completing the fastest half marathon with children’s buggy.

Teenager Evie, from Headley Down near Haslemere, has ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) – a rare genetic disease. She and friend Richard, from Ascot, rose to the challenge to raise money for the Action for A-T charity. They took 3 minutes off of the existing world record of 1hr 35mins.

  • Event: Mercer Surrey Half Marathon 2019
  • Placed: N/A
  • Team: Action for AT
  • Personal Best: 1hr 32mins

Half Marathon World Record

“Tony The Fridge” achieved his Half Marathon PB and a new world record by running 13.1 miles in just 2hrs 23 minutes – whilst carrying a 42kg Smeg fridge on his back.

Speaking to reporters at the finish line, Tony – who travelled down from Newcastle to participate – said: “The crowd were amazing, absolutely everybody cheered me every step of the way.” He then paid tribute to the other runners who he watched cross the finish line. “It’s about celebrating everybody that’s out today.” A familiar face at the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon, Tony estimated that he kept the fridge for an hour or so after he finished as he conducted interviews, chatted to the crowds and posed for selfies.


  • Event: Mercer Surrey Half Marathon 2017
  • Placed: N/A
  • Team: #TeamMacmillan
  • Personal Best: 2hrs 23mins

Barefoot Half Marathon

Paul Burgum travelled from Billingham in Teeside to participate in the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon – without any shoes. Along with Tony The Fridge, Paul dedicated the final mile to Amelia Wilson – a schoolgirl battling leukaemia who had recently had a bone marrow transplant. Speaking two days after the race with blistered toes but a happy heart, he said: “Big respect to the people of Surrey, you were fantastic.”

  • Event: Mercer Surrey Half Marathon 2017
  • Placed: N/A
  • Team: BCT Aspire
  • Personal Best: 2hrs 23mins