CP Sport Young Ambassador Matthew Humphreys completed the 2021 London Marathon in 04:12.27 – the first ever person to do so on a Frame Runner.
Matt participated in the Virtual London Marathon in 2020 at Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham due to Covid-19 restrictions. Yesterday, after months of waiting, hard work & determination, Matt finally had the opportunity to complete the full course.
Matt, who has Quadriplegic Dystonia said,
“I started running using a RaceRunner (now called a Frame Runner) when I was 13 years old, after meeting a Scottish athlete at a Cerebral Palsy athletics activity day. That changed my life and made me realise I could have the freedom and fun of running independently again.”
Training hasn’t been easy for Matt, especially with Covid-19. “Training with a large running frame has its own difficulties, like needing suitable tracks or paths to run on, and finding people to help train and drive me around. The feeling of running and the achievement that brings makes it all worthwhile.”
This year Matt was raising money for one of our partner organisations, Scope:
CP Sport fundraisers have reached a total of over £18,000 in the 2021 London Marathon.
Thank you to all of the runners taking part: Mark, Ben, Darius, Sean, Jordan, Hannah and Matt.
Information on our runners and final donations can be made on their pages: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/CP-Sport-fundraising-news.html?soid=1102836658727&aid=rhmZALb7jX4
Fundraise for CP Sport: https://cpsport.org/fundraising/