Achievements

Mat Heardís Run - 2012

 

Mat Heard took part in the 2012 10k Run despite having a number of challenges; he is blind, has epilepsy and cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair regularly.

 

However, he is a fit young man who swims regularly and can complete 1k on the treadmill in 30 minutes. Mat is very outgoing and sociable and was looking forward to taking part in the 10k and enjoying the support of the crowd.

 

Niall Murphy who is a volunteer at the Wednesday Special Needs Club, ran the first 9.5k and then passed the baton to Mat who completed the remaining half k. He had the support of his regular carer Sean (Niallís dad) and Niall to the finish line.

 

Mat running with Sean and Niall

Mat hugging his mum after the run

Mat running with Sean and Niall

 

Mat hugging his mum after the run

 

Mat with his mum

 

Mat with his mum

 

 

 

 

Mat successfully finished his run. The combined time for Niall and Mat was 53:51.

 

A big thank you to Mat for raising sponsorship for the 10k.


 

[Page last updated/checked 13/12/14

 

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