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Matt Fisher 2010 - The Year of Living Painfully

Fundraising for Unicef UK

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raised of £750 target
by 32 supporters
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Unicef UK

We work to keep children worldwide safe from danger

Charity Registration No. 1072612 (England & Wales) and SC043677 (Scotland)


As many of you know, in 2009 I set my sights on becoming a triathlete.  Perhaps not a very good one, but a triathlete nonetheless.

As my training has progressed, my ambitions have also grown, to the point that I have now declared that 2010 will hereby be known as 'The Year of Living Painfully'!

The concept is a simple one; to take part in at least one competitive event (mainly Triathlons, but some Duathlons and perhaps even the odd running race) each month throughout the whole of 2010.  Yes, that's a minimum of 12 races in 2010.

To spur me on, and to make the whole adventure that little bit meaningful, I have decided to do it for charity.  And for 2010, I have chosen Unicef.

Why Unicef?  Well, for at least two very good reasons:

1. They help children who need it most in over 190 countries around the world
2. They are truly global - I am lucky to have friends, family and colleagues across the world; this charity will is just a relevant in the US, Australia or Germany as it is in the UK

Track my progress.

I'll be keeping this page updated with the details of each race that I enter, adding new events as I go.

You can also track my training progress and missives on my Triathlon blog -

Race Calendar:

January - 24th - Dorney Lake (Eton) Duathlon
5km Run / 20km Cycle / 5km Run

February - 28th - Castle Coombe Duathlon
3.2km Run / 20km Cycle / 5km Run

March - 14th - Dorney Lake (Eton) Duathlon
5km Run / 20km Cycle / 5km Run

April - 18th - Winchester Triathlon
400m Swim / 32km Cycle / 10km Run

May - 16th - Salisbury Fast Twitch Triathlon

June - 27th - Marlborough Fast Twitch Triathlon

July - TBA

August - 7th - LONDON TRIATHLON - The Big One!!
750m Swim / 20km Cycle / 5km Run

September - TBA

October - Sandy Balls Duathlon
5km Run / 20km Cycle / 5km Run

November - 21st - Chilly Duathlon
3.2km Run / 16km Cycle / 3.2km Run

December - TBA

So please dig deep and give me your support for my 'Year of Living Painfully' (but all in a good cause!) for 2010! 

Of course, it's entirely up to you how much you donate, but remember this is for a full 12 races!  I won't come begging for more money after each event.  :-)




  • Cotswold Super Sprint 2010
  • Race #1 of 12 - Dorney Lake in January +2