Paul Betteridge

Paul is the Commander of the Running Romans, as it was his idea to take on the mission of running in every Roman city/town/village in Britain.

Paul loves running Ultra Marathons and so far since the beginning of 2023 has completed 44 miles (Brecon-Cardiff), 33 miles (Vale of Glamorgan Ultra), 34.5 miles (Celtic Christmas Trail Ultra), 50 miles (Arc50) and achieved 65 miles running laps at Endure24 Reading, and 73 miles at The Joust. He currently has his sights on getting a 100 mile buckle!

He also successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro (5,895m) on 4 August 2023.

Aimee Tippins

Aimee is Paul's fiancée, who after having knee surgery in 2015 never thought she could be a runner. But Lockdown 2020 led her to dabble in running to get out of the house and she discovered she is actually quite good at it!

She loves running Ultra Marathons with Paul and with him so far since 2023 she has completed 44 miles (Brecon-Cardiff) and 33 miles (Vale of Glamorgan Ultra), 34.5 miles (Celtic Christmas Trail Ultra), and 50 miles (Arc50). She is very proud to have beaten Paul at Endure24 Reading - achieving 85 miles running laps (5th placed solo female runner), and her 73 miles at The Joust won her a trophy for 2nd place solo lady runner. She also wants a coveted 100 mile buckle!

Summiting Mt Kilimanjaro on 4 August 2023 was a bucket list achievement for her.

Sara Crosland

Sara was diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma in early 2018. She had surgery to remove it in May 2018 which left her with impaired vision and balance as well as neurofatigue and permanent, profound hearing loss.

Sara faced these numerous lifechanging side effects with a new found determination to live life to the full and on 1 October 2019 her resilience got her to the summit of Mt. Toubkal (4,167m) in Morocco.

Now an author, endurance athlete and sought after speaker, Sara’s sharing her story of how she overcame adversity to get from sickbed to summits.

In 2023 she achieved the massive feat of running from Lands End to John o'Groats and she founded The Beyond Recovery Project to help other brain tumour survivors on their road to recovery and she is always on the go, planning her next adventure!

Andrew Read ("Kevin")

Andrew (a.k.a. "Kevin") was diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma in 2017 and went through translab surgery on the 22nd of May 2017.

The surgery left him with facial palsy, fatigue, dry eye, balance issues and single-sided deafness, but Andrew was determined not to let these life-changing and permanent side effects stop him from living an active and fulfilled life.

In 2021 Andrew ran 12 marathons in 12 months to raise awareness & funds for the charities that had supported him. He is now a Trustee for BANA (British Acoustic Neuroma Association) and actively supports and fundraises for The Beyond Recovery Project.

Kerry Horsman-Gray

Kerry understands just what it's like to live with a brain tumour; in addition to the single-sided deafness she experiences as a result of her 'lodger', having undergone cyberknife (a form of radiation treatment) to treat her acoustic neuroma she has also been left with hemifacial spasms and cataracts.

Kerry was the absolutely crucial Support Crew/Driver for the Running Romans' Hadrian's Wall adventure in October and can often be found leading recovery walks for The Beyond Recovery Project in her Roman costume!