MEMBERS of King’s Ely’s Lunchtime Running Club have thrown their weight behind the Finish for Matt campaign.
Seven of the club’s runners laced up their trainers and supported the campaign on April 30th in memory of Matt Campbell, 29, who collapsed at the 22.5 mile mark during last week’s London Marathon and sadly passed away later in hospital.
King’s Ely students knocked up 13.9 miles between the seven of them in 20 minutes – finishing for Matt 3.75 times over on the 200m track on New Field.
Matt, from Kendal in Cumbria, was a semi-finalist on BBC’s MasterChef: the Professionals in 2017. He aimed to raise £2,500 for the Brathay Trust, but more than £300,000 has been donated since he died.
A “Finish for Matt” Facebook page was set up, with thousands of people pledging to run the 3.7 miles he was unable to.