April saw me run marathons in Rome, Brighton & London. Full reports soon ...

The Spring Trio

My full list of fundraising events for 2017 will be updated regularly on the Events page. Here are the next few confirmed ...

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

My fundraising race schedule for 2017, which is rapidly taking shape

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 volunteering on the streets of Central London with the homeless, one which brought me face to face with the ghosts of my own 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​​​



  • ​​​The London 2 Brighton Challenge -27 May​
  • ​The Indy Run - 1 June
  • ​Race to the Tower - 10 June
  • ​Race to the Stones - 15 July
  • ​Thames Meander - 12 August
  • Richmond Marathon - 10 September

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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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 life, reflecting on a journey of mental illness, homelessness and running which humbles me every day


Rohan Kallicharan


Running for my Life
A journey from suicide to marathon running and mental health campaigner and advocate

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Last week, 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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Firenze Marathon - November 2016