Matthew – My Fundraising Story

Matthew is 21 and is one of England’s top RR3 RaceRunners and takes part in our Athletics Series and other athletics competitions. Matthew has been a proud Young Sporting Ambassador for Cerebral Palsy Sport since 2015 and represented Team CP England at the 2015 and 2018 CPISRA World Games.

Matthew is taking on the challenge of the Wiggle Manchester Half Marathon on his RaceRunner on October 13th 2019 to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Sport. We caught up with Matthew as he prepares for this incredible challenge and he is also recovering from a bad accident which has hampered his training.

Why do you want to take part in the challenge of taking part in Manchester half marathon? 

“The reason why I want to take part in Manchester half is that CP Sport has given me a lot  over the past few years and I want to give something back, also I want to prove to myself that I can do a half marathon”

How is your training going? 

“At the moment I’m not able to train having recently spilling boiling water over me and scolding my legs.”

What type of training are you doing to prepare for the marathon?

“When I’m given the okay by the doctor I’m going to try to run at least 5 miles a day around Portland College campus”

What does supporting Cerebral Palsy Sport mean to you?

“Supporting CP Sport means a lot to me because it gives me a chance to give something back for all they have given me over the past few years”

What difference do you hope it will make by supporting our charity?

“I hope to raise enough money to help with one or two children’s costs towards a RaceRunner to further increase the status and knowledge of race running”

What do you believe to be the biggest challenge/highlights in undertakings the half marathon?

“The biggest challenge I think will be the distance because I’ve never really attempted that kind of distance before”

All the team at Cerebral Palsy Sport is wishing Matthew tons of luck and if you would like to support Matthew’s fundraising – please click here