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RE: Follow the money

Following the money wrote:

“Run Wild UK LTD” is a UK based private limited company, whose sole director is one “Robert Young, born 1982, occupation: Athlete”

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/09732960

Although the public filing doesn’t show the companies interests, their Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/Run-Wild-UK-405206879671950/

suggests that they intend to go into the business of staging marathon events. Their listed webpage at http://www.runwilduk.com is currently blank, but a lookup on the domain shows…

Domain Name: RUNWILDUK.COM
Creation Date: 2011-02-07T00:00:00Z #########
Updated Date: 2016-01-23T00:00:00Z
Registrant Name: robert young
Registrant Organization: norman motors
Registrant Email: robert@dandarts.com

RY has often listed his running club as “runwilduk” in results. Photos from parkrun on 26 April 2014 ( the week after he decided to start running ) shows him wearing a ‘runwildnow.com’ t-shirt.

Domain Name: RUNWILDNOW.COM
Updated Date: 2013-03-05T00:00:00Z
Creation Date: 2010-08-11T00:00:00Z
Registrant Name: norman motors
Registrant Organization: norman motors
Registrant Email: robert@dandarts.com

Note that the this entry hasn’t been updated since March 2013, so RY clearly owned the domain a year before this alleged 20p wager.

I put it to you, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, that Mr Young has had the intention to start a business of hosting running events since at least 2010, and this whole ‘Marathon Man UK’ episode has been to generate publicity for himself in order to achieve that aim.

The prosecution rests.


Was the http://www.marathonmanuk.co.uk/ domain registered before Rob's 20p bet and that first marathon? In his book he says thoughts were spinning in his head about how to raise money for his charities after the bet and during the first marathon and afterwards. Seems like the whole idea to become a professional charity runner was hatched prior to the 20p bet.

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