The sad passing of a London Marathon participant last weekend, Matt Campbell, has made headline news all around the country this week.
Early in the week, members of a London Marathon Facebook training group I belong to started talking about “Miles for Matt” and a separate group was set up. Since then, things really gathered momentum with VLM 2018 participants and many thousands of others vowing to “Finish for Matt” and complete the miles he didn’t manage to finish last Sunday.
Like many others, I made a donation to Matt’s Just Giving Page. Matt was tackling the marathon in memory of his father and to raise money for, and awareness of, the Brathay Trust.
This morning I put my trainers on for the first time since the marathon and went and completed my 3.7 miles in Matt’s memory. It doesn’t have to be run, I’ve seen people walking, using a cross-trainer, and many other things in Matt’s memory. At the time of writing, over £306,000 has been raised on his page so if you can, I’d please encourage you to #FinishForMatt