Paul Sutherland

Brathay 262 Founder

I am a rail ops professional and for over 30 years have covered many roles as my career progressed. Train  driver, Chief Controller, Station Manager, Operations Manager, Route Manager, Professional head of Operations for UK Ops and now looking at future rail operations in a digital age.

I received my Strategic Leadership qualification from Warwick University in 2012 and a fellowship from Institute of Railway Operators in 2014. I am also an operational mentor and coach.

I have also been keen to help young people through various fund raising events. I have lead 3 car rallies from Lands’ End, cycled across the country, organise an relay charity on an annual basis and of course completed 10 in 10 and invented Brathay 262.

I live with my partner in Milton Keynes with 1 out of 3 children still at home but “home” will always be near a Liverbird.   



Goal: £5,000

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  • 1986: Nottingham Marathon - 4 hours 20 minutes and NEVER again!!!
  • 2010: Der Kaiser Mountain Marathon & Dunstable Dows trail Marathon
  • 2013: 4in4 days, Great Barrow Challenge
  • 2013: 2 marathons in 1 day ran in Milton Keynes (over 52 marathons ran this year)
  • 2014: 9in9 completed - all sub 4 hours
  • 2014: Deepest, driest marathon in the world - Sonderhausen Salt Mine Marathon
  • 2014: ASICS Windermere Marathon
  • 2015: Brathay 10in10 (average under 4 hours)
  • 2015: Office marathon, Nuremburg completed over two floors, 55 laps
  • 2016: 200th marathon completed, Milton Keynes Marathon
  • 2016: 100 mile cross country, self-navigation ultra-completed
  • 2016: Brathay 262 (rode & founded)
  • 2016: WW2 Bunker Marathon over 7 floors, 50% of marathon on stairs!