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Matt's 24 hours in the Fells

Saturday 29 April 2023

Lake District Fells

Matt’s 24 Hours in the Fells – a challenge for MND

24 hours – 70 miles – 8200m - £10000

Matt will be running a 24-hour Lake District fells round to support the Doddie Weir Foundation at the end of April 2023. The challenge will start and finish in Keswick, will be mostly solo and unsupported, almost entirely off-road and will aim to cover somewhere in the region of 70 miles and around 40 named Wainwright peaks in the Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Langdale, Scafell and Borrowdale ranges with only a few road crossings.

This is a distance equivalent to over 3 back-to-back marathons and a cumulative climb of over 8200 m (26900 ft) – nearly the height of Everest from sea level. At least 8 hours of it will be completed in the darkness of night. 

His fundraising target is £10,000 to mark 10 years since losing his father-in-law, Stuart Lawson, a few years after being diagnosed with MND. Since losing Stuart, Matts family have raised around £10,000 through cycling and walking coast to coast, running marathons and half marathons and regular charity donations. 

To donate to Matt's amazing challenge click here.

Matt's 24 hours in the Fells
Matt's 24 hours in the Fells

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