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Matt Smith

Matt's Cardiff World Half Marathon 2016 Page

Fundraising for Cancer Research Wales

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  • Event: Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon 2015, 15 Mar 2015

Cancer Research Wales

We fund world leading cancer research to give hope to cancer patients

Charity Registration No. 1167290

Story

In August 2011 I decided to do something about my weight. I was over 23 and a half stone. I joined Slimming World and started to shed the weight. Although I have gained a bit of weight since, I managed to get to a low of 15 stone and a weight loss of 8.5 stone. About 18 months ago I decided to work on my fitness as I found the courage to start going to the gym. I joined First Class Gym in Bridgend and along with the fantastic help of one of their personal trainers (Kierra) my fitness soared beyond what I ever expected. I realised that I could also run for more than 10 yards for the first time in my life!!! I started to run more and did my first 10K at the St Davids Day run 2014. I then entered the Cardiff Half Marathon which took place in early October 2014. I decided not to fundraise as I didn't expect to do very well in it. However, I surprised myself and completed the race. I did it in 3 hours. I would have preferred to do a time closer to 2.5 hours, but I am so pleased I completed it . 

Now its time for my second half marathon.  I am aiming to finish in 2.5 hours and this time fundraise for a worthy cause. 

I am a massive Formula One fan, so when I saw a half marathon that uses the iconic Silverstone Circuit as its course, I just couldn't resist the chance to run on it. 

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Update: Well, I had to miss the Silverstone Half Marathon. Gutted!! I will look at entering next year. 

I have decided to carry on fundraising and not let those who have already donated down. I will now be taking pat in the 2015 Cardiff Half. 

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