Comedian Paul Tonkinson stars in online ads to get people running

Scope-logoComedian and running enthusiast Paul Tonkinson stars in two new online ads which offer a spin on the classic running tips.  Tonklinson made the ads for the disability charity Scope, to encourage more people to sign-up and take part in the charity’s fundraising running events.

In the first film, the double award-winning Time Out Comedian of the Year is shown hard in training and shares his unique hints and tips on how to prepare and take part in an event – including how to cope with any potential ‘Paula Radcliffe’ moments.

In the second, Paul heads to the famous Comedy Store venue to outline the parallels between preparing for stand up gig, and preparing for a marathon.

Scope has places available in a wide range of running events including the London and Brighton Marathons.  Last year Scope’s runners helped the charity raise £650,000 to support its work with disabled children, adults and their families.

Paul Tonkinson comments:

“The films offer a spin on some of the classic running tips – and we had a lot of laughs making them.

“I’ve been running for years now, and I thought it was about time I shared some of knowledge with other athletes because if you don’t prepare properly, a long run, like a comedy career can leave you by the side of the road covered in sweat, tearful and vomiting into a gutter!

“I support Scope because it’s an incredible charity that does fantastic work with disabled people and their families who just need of a bit of extra support to get on in life.

“The charity has places in every major running event, so I hope people watching these will be inspired to find out a bit more about Scope, and sign-up to run for this really great cause.”

Debbie Bines, Head of Events at Scope comments:

“We pride ourselves on supporting people who run for Scope every step of the way.

“As Paul points out in the films, one of the most important things when taking part in a charity run is to keep your training fun, and to enjoy the day.

“But if you’re after some more serious training tips and want to find out which might be the best event for you check out the Scope website.”

For more information about running for Scope visit:

About Scope

Scope works with disabled people, of all ages and their families, across England and Wales. We offer practical, everyday support and deliver campaigns that can change lives. Our vision is a world where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Together we can create a better society.

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