Saturday, 28 April 2018

3.7 Miles For Matt




Many of you will know that Matt Campbell died running the London marathon last weekend. You may not know that the running community set up an appeal for runners to finish his marathon for him, by running the final 3.7 miles that he wasn't able to and donating £5 to the Brathay Trust which he was fund raising for at the time. It's a worthwhile charity in its own right, as it helps youngsters with mental health. 

Thousands of people have been running 3.7 miles in his name this week. 

M and I did our 3.7 miles at parkrun this morning. 

RIP Matt.

CT.

21 comments:

  1. What a wonderful thing to do. I remember watching him on Masterchef, he was such a talented man. xx

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    1. I didn't see him on Masterchef, but by all accounts he was a person who gave back a lot x

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  2. What a great way to remember him. B x

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    1. It felt like the right thing to do, one runner to another x

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  3. This is wonderful thing to do but most of all so sad. When I read that I wondered what happened and what you thought about it as a runner.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. No one knows what happened. Runners do pass away at races, but I don't think anyone would stop running just in case. The risk is so low, you're in more danger getting in a car every day x

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  4. Such a great idea, what a sad and unexpected thing to happen. x

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  5. Such a sad outcome for such a young man!
    I guess it also brings to light that we take for granted we are able to put our bodies to the extreme! Health checks prior and going forward are necessary! We all assume we have no hidden problems!
    But in a better light.. you are not held back by the worries and do the things you enjoy!
    Again, balance is key!
    Poor Matt and great that the wider running community are able to help and contribute to his wider goal!
    Youth Mental Health is real and needs to be addressed! Good for Matt and all you runners!
    Xx

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    1. His fund now stands at over a quarter of a million. Something positive hopefully for his poor family x

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  6. A sad story, well done you for doing your bit. CJ xx

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  7. So very sad.
    Lovely young man.
    Life can be so cruel at times.
    It is wonderful that runners everywhere have together to make a difference and to honour his life.

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    1. It's a community that cares for its members deeply, I think x

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  8. It was such shocking news about Matt Campbell's death. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Running this distance is a lovely thing to do to honour his life. xx

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    1. I keep thinking about his poor mum. Hopefully this demonstration of solidarity will help her in a small way xx

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  9. It was so sad. I saw lots of people do extra bits after parkrun this week- our running club did a run on Tuesday for him.

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    1. His fund has reached over £300,000 now. Amazing stuff.

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  10. So so sad, a terrible tragedy. How wonderful that the running community has come out in such force to help the fund. xx

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Thank you for leaving a comment. I always enjoy reading them and will try my best to reply to every one. CT x