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Matt Simpson – Knight of Notts

Matt-SimpsonMatt Simpson, Operations Officer at Portland Centre, (which is managed and operated by FITC) recently led by example to fundraise for FITC. He completed an impressive trio of events, all within a week of each other, raising an impressive £205. Having previously competed, Matt was keen to beat his previous time in the London Duathlon (20km run, 77km bike, 10km run). With an epic effort, he beat his previous time by over one hour and ten minutes to achieve a new PB (personal best).

Secondly, Matt was keen to test his cycling skills abroad so went to Italy and completed the 4-day, cycling event around Lake Garda, including climbing the huge 4,000ft Valvestino Mountain.

Finally, Matt completed the Nottingham Robin Hood half-marathon on September 27th to round off a challenging but rewarding week.

On the half-marathon, Matt said: “I felt ready for this event as I knew I could relax after I crossed the finish line. My week of pushing my body to its limits was coming to the end.”

Matt completed the race in 1 hour 34 minutes – yet another PB. He also explained why he was keen to raise funds for FITC: “The projects FITC do are amazing and reach out to so many people that need our support, whether that’s people suffering with dementia or recovering from cancer.” He added: “with our recent take-over of the Portland Centre these projects can carry on. FITC has a home right in the heart of its local community. I wish to thank everyone who sponsored me and for them to know what a great charity they have given to.”