It's always nice to know who is behind Perseverance...Perseverance Events is managed by Richard Xerri, a long term athlete and a large contributor to voluntary service in the local athletics scene. 

X man in the old days!

X man in the old days!

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Richard Xerri

Richard has been around on the local running scene for probably too long! Rarely does he don racing shoes but he does his fair share in the running of teams and coaching. He is manager of the Surrey XC squad for children, a long term member of Hercules Wimbledon AC, organising the Wimbledon 5k and 10k events each year on a voluntary basis and coaches locally with Ranelagh Harriers in Richmond upon Thames.
He is also a physiotherapist with a clinical interest in knee pain. He aims to study an MSc in this area in the next year and work with some of the UK's leading knee surgeons and Sports Doctors over the coming year at Wimbledon Clinics. He manages a physiotherapy clinic in the centre of Richmond upon Thames.

Every race has a charity element at the very heart of its aims, supporting those who need help and assistance at difficult times. Your entry is much appreciated by all the charities involved in our work.