‘Skipping Sikh’ ready to take on marathon at 75


Rajinder Singh, 74, will be one of more than 450 Mencap runners, including 14 with a learning disability.

Rajinder is running because he feels learning disability is all too often forgotten. Every penny raised will go towards funding Mencap’s life-changing programmes, which aim to tackle stigma and help people with a learning disability lead happy and healthy lives.

This will be Rajinder’s first London Marathon, but he is no stranger to running and keeping fit. During the pandemic, he was determined to make the most of being stuck at home by inspiring others to get active. 

He launched his skipping challenge where he posted videos of himself at home and inspired others to join him, raising more than £14,000 for the NHS Charities Together.

Rajinder was made an MBE for services to health and fitness during COVID-19.

He said: “I’ll be turning 75 a few days before the marathon and I want to show people you can still be fit at my age.


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