Matt Hampson Foundation supporter Rob Quick will take on the New York Marathon next month!
The World famous New York Marathon is only 10 days away. But the immense challenge doesn't phase experienced marathon runner Rob Quick. A supporter of the Matt Hampson Foundation for many years, Rob has chosen to take on the Big Apple to raise funds for the charity.
Rob said "The New York Marathon will be my 4th, and last, marathon. It’s something I have always wanted to do and now that has become a reality. Now that I am nearer 50 than 40, I can see the need to hang up my running shoes for these long runs, but not before I raise some money for the MHF on November 1st.
The New York Marathon ranks with London in size. Every article and report I have read on this event make it all sound so amazing. I will be joined by my wife Claire and 3 children – Millie, Ben and Rosie – in New York. It might not be their first trip to the USA, but it is the first trip to NYC – so there is a lot of excitement in the Quick household right now.
I have been a supporter of the MHF for a few years. As an ex rugby player myself I have nothing but utter respect for Matt. To go through what he has gone through, but to do so in such a positive way is humbling. What the Foundation does is incredible. The after injury care is second to none and it is reassuring for a parent that is standing on the sidelines week in, week out, that there is an organisation like the MHF that can help if the worst happens.
So far I have raised a little over £1,000. I’m about to hit the button on a second wave of fund-raising where I am hoping to double that. In addition my rugby club, Beaconsfield RFC, have declared the MHF as the charity of choice for this year and there will be some events over the season where we will be looking to raise more funds."
If you'd like to sponsor Rob you can do so by CLICKING HERE
Everyone at the Foundation wishes Rob the best of luck for November 1st!