Matthew ready for 100-mile fund-raiser

A super-fit 28-year-old man will tackle a gruelling endurance challenge this weekend to raise money for charity.

Saturday, 17th September 2016, 5:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:09 pm
Matthew Pearce

Matthew Pearce is taking on the St Oswald’s Way 100 miles Ultramarathon, starting on Saturday.

The intimidating event will see him run continuously from Holy Island to Chollerford.

A former Royal Marine, Matthew is doing the challenge in aid of mental-health charity – Combat Stress, which treats veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety.

Matthew, who helps run Alnwick’s Real Fitness gym, said: “My hope is to raise some money for people who genuinely need our support.”