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Run Matthew Run! XL Motors manager tackles 145-mile ‘ultra-marathon’ for charity

21 July 2021 – Matthew Fynn, a Production Manager at Coventry-based Eurorepar Car Service Centre, XL Motors, is set to take on his biggest challenge to date – a 145-mile ultra-marathon in aid of Children with Cancer UK.

The enthusiastic runner, who took up the hobby five years ago after struggling to complete five kilometres, will start from Little Venice in Paddington, London, on Friday 23rd July, following the canal to Bristol. The strict race rules state that Matthew is allowed to stop for a maximum of just 40 minutes at any one time during the run, which he aims to complete in 30 hours.

Run Matthew Run! XL Motors manager tackles 145-mile ‘ultra-marathon’ for charity

Supporters will be able to keep up to date with Matthew’s progress via his Instagram page, where he will be documenting the run with a number of live streams and stories.

“This is going to be my biggest challenge yet, but I’m delighted to be running for such a worthy cause,” explains Matthew. “You can’t just run for such a distance without a serious programme of training. I’ve completed three ultra-marathons so far this year, including a 70-mile training run in May, so I feel I’m as prepared as I can be. The support I’ve received so far has been fantastic and I would like to thank everyone who has sponsored me already”.

So far, Matthew has raised more than £1,200 for Children with Cancer UK, the charity dedicated to researching treatments for childhood cancer and providing support to children and their families living with the impacts of cancer.

Rob Ally, Managing Director at XL Motors, said: “We couldn’t be prouder of Matthew’s incredible fundraising activities that see him push himself to the limit for a very important cause. All at XL Motors would like to wish Matthew the very best of luck and we look forward to supporting him throughout his incredible journey”.

Donations and sponsorship can be given through Matthew’s Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/matthew-fynn. Supporters can follow Matthew’s progress on his Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/run_with_matt/?hl=en.

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