Running for my Life
Running, by faith and with endurance, from mental illness to marathon runner, charity campaigner, and brother in Christ

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In January, I had the privilege of seeing the work of The Connection first hand with a tour and introduction to the fundraising team.



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For several years, I was both running for and from my life, Bipolar Disorder taking me where there was nowhere left to run and suicide seemed my only option.

Ten years on, I'm still running, but now over the distance of 26.2 miles, On this site, I'll share my reflections on a journey of mental illness, homelessness and running which humbles me every day, and for which I thank my saviour Christ every day.


Rohan Kallicharan

Approaching the Race to the Stones on 15 July, I write about the importance of my faith in running and fundraising.

Running by Faith

A few amendments to the schedule includes a third 100km ultra in the form of the Thames Path Challenge.

"If you want to talk to God, run an ultra." ... I love this quote from the legendary Dean Karnazes. Here I talk about running for God

Reflections on a journey of rebirth after suicide and acute sense of losing someone who shared that journey

This weekend has been a stark reminder of why this journey began, suicide & mental health at the forefront.

There is no other race on the calendar like London, and it delivered spectacularly for me on a personal level.

Back to London for a third time, my fire burns deeper than ever to change lives, my #ReasonToRun

It was meant to be a recovery from Rome and a warm up for London but delivered something very different

Saturday 11 March saw me take a step into the unknown with my first Ultramarathon

Thanks to Runners World UK and Jon Enoch Photography for the recent Runners World feature

​​Last week saw the first of this year's fundraising series of races, the Phoenix Breakfast Race

This week I had the privilege of visiting The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields and seeing the work they are doing up close

An unforgiving night on the streets of London with the homeless brought me face to face with my past

My initial response to the Prime Minister's pledge around mental health

11 years on from the day that changed my life, reflecting on a journey post suicide​​​



  • Dark Phoenix Marathon - 5 August​
  • Thames Path Challenge (100km) - 9 Sept
  • Richmond Marathon - 17 Sept
  • ​Birmingham Intn'l Marathon - 15 October
  • Beachy Head Marathon - 28 October
  • Thames Meander - 4 November

In 2017, I will be running and fundraising for charities supporting those living with mental illness and homelessness:-

The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Mind, the mental health charity, ​Manchester Mind, and Birmingham Mind​.

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