Matthew Monaghan

52 Weeks, 32 Races, 1 Ironman 70.3

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Ali's Gift

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We support young Cystic Fibrosis sufferers to see the world and follow their passions



  1. Olympic park 10km - 30th Sept 
  2. RNLI Southsea 10km - 8th Oct 
  3. Greenwich Park 10km - 22nd Oct 
  4. Wimbledon Common 10km - 29th Oct 
  5. Chessington Park 10km - 4th Nov 
  6. Battersea Park 10km - 19th Nov 
  7. Richmond Park Half Marathon - 26th Nov 
  8. Victoria Park Half Marathon - 2nd Dec 
  9. Sikhs In The City Half Marathon - 17th Dec
  10. Battersea Park 10km - 6th Jan 
  11. Stubbington 10km - 14th Jan
  12. VeloPark Half Marathon - 27th Jan 
  13. London Winter Run - 4th Feb
  14. VeloPark Duathlon - 11th Feb
  15. Hampton Court Half Marathon - 18th Feb 
  16. Accelerator London 10km - 24th Feb
  17. Richmond Park 10km - 9th March 
  18. London to Reading 40 Mile Bike Ride - 24th March 
  19. Victoria Park 10km - 30th March 
  20. Spartan 10 Mile Cross Country race - 7th April
  21. Crystal Palace 10km - 15th April 
  22. Stratford-upon-Avon Triathlon - 30th April 
  23. Wey Ahead 32km Trail Race - 19th May 
  24. Dearnford Ironman 70.3 Triathlon - 3rd June
  25. Bushy Park 10km - 16th June
  26. Harry Hawkes 10 Mile Classic - 24th June 
  27. Regent’s Park 10km - 7th July 
  28. Dorney Lake Sprint Triathlon - 21st July
  29. Caterham Rotary Half Marathon - 22nd July
  30. London Olympic Triathlon - 4th August 
  31. Thames Meander Marathon - 11th August 
  32. Thames Path 50km Ultra Marathon - 8th September 

Remaining Races

Thank you for taking the time to visit my page to read about what I am doing for Ali's Gift, but more importantly who Ali's Gift are and how do your donations help those who need it most. 

Ali's Gift
Ali's Gift was founded in the memory of Alistair Beament, the brother of a very good friend of mine, who sadly passed away in June 2014.

Ali was born in 1992 and diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was 5 weeks old. He was a lively and adventurous child who grew to be the exact same as an adult.

He loved a challenge and lived his life to the full doing many of the things other teenagers were able to do and some more besides.

Despite his condition, Ali travelled widely, gained a B.A degree and became a treasured friend to many who loved his spirit and his zest for life.

This charity was set up to support other young people with cystic fibrosis to make the most of every bit of life and live it to the full, creating their own experiences and memories.

The goal right now is to give young CF sufferers the freedom to experience the world, study, follow their passions, overcome challenges and create lifelong memories.

As CF progresses, everyday activities become increasingly difficult. We strongly believe that sufferers deserve a helping hand and a pat on the back.

The Challenge 
Having just turned 29 I have decided to complete 32 races between now and my 30th birthday (11th September 2018).

Not being a natural swimmer, the Ironman 70.3 will be a particular challenge. The distances being a 1.2mile swim, 56mile bike ride followed by a 13.1mile run - in under 8 hours. 

I should emphasise that although I have run before, my last true endurance event was the London Marathon over 6 years ago. Also, after that I stopped and did not continue to do races for another 51 weeks....

This will be a completely different challenge that will not only test my physical endurance but also my mental strength to keep going, not only with the events but also getting out and training every week for an entire year. 

All contributions are greatly appreciated. I am asking for donations of any size - I promise you it really does make a difference. Anything you can give is most welcome. Please also feel free to share this page amongst family & friends.

Thank you in advance and wish me luck!

About the charity

Ali's Gift

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We don't believe that CF should be a barrier to fun, independence or learning and as such we provide young sufferers with a personal gift of their choice or a one off financial reward for dedication to academic studies. Until we find a cure for CF, let's help the sufferers live life to the full.

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