Matthew Project adds motive for marathon runner
Jack Mollicone is training to run 83 miles in one day for the Matthew Project, as a way of distancing himself from the life he used to live.
For his first Ultramarathon Jack is taking on the 134 km Norfolk Coastal Path. His goal is not just to make the distance but also to raise £10,000 in sponsorship for The Matthew Project.
Jack writes: “I've been running since July 2018 and completed my first marathon in Oslo with a time of 2h58 in September 2018. I then bettered that with a time of 2h50 at Paris 2019.
“Since the Paris marathon I've been interested in ultramarathons, with the first one being the Norfolk Coastal Path. I've decided to run this event for The Matthew Project, as running was my way of distancing myself from the life I used to live.
“I'm really passionate now about helping others realise there is more to life than your past and The Matthew Project is a great establishment which has the same ethos as I do."
Jack will be starting at 5am in Hunstanton, and the first stop is 7.30-8am at Wells. The second stop is 10.30-11am Cromer. He hasn't run the course yet so doesn’t know for sure yet where the following stops will be and also what times. This is something he will be working on over the next couple of weeks. But roughly Waxham at 2-2.30pm then Yarmouth for 5pm and Hopton for 6pm.
You can watch Jack's progress with his training via his Instagram account as he share the challenges of his journey:
You can look out for Jack on Saturday September 26 from 10am - 6pm at Millennium Plain, The Forum, Norwich and also on Saturday October 3 at Aylsham Marketplace where he will be training on his running machine to raise funds. The ultramarathon itself will be on Friday October 23.
You can sponsor Jack on www.matthewproject.org/getjackto10k
The Matthew Project looking for keen runners to join Jack for 5k portions of his run to raise further funds for his cause. If you are interested please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also get in touch with Sarah if you know a company that would like to match fund Jack's event and look out for hashtag #getjackto10k!
Pictured above is Jack Mollicone