Most people would nurse flu-like symptoms by keeping warm in a blanket on the sofa whilst drinking a hot toddy.
But hardy Matt Fitch ran seven marathons over seven
days over Christmas, beating off his cold, and raised a whopping £2,540 and counting - much more than the £1,000 he expected to collect for a local charity.
Matt was given words of support from his hero the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes who ran seven marathons after a heart attack, and loads of back-up from his colleagues and clients at Haverhill Leisure Centre and supporters of the Clare Seekers social club for the visually impaired which will benefit.
Matt, 29, said: “I had flu and a sore throat but so many people were supporting
me and that really helped. I was determined to complete the marathons.
“My knees are absolutely killing me now so I am doing nothing over New Year.”
However, Matt a former ISKA British Thai Boxing champion, who teaches circuits on Mondays and boxing on Tuesdays at the leisure centre won’t be sitting down for long.
“I need to think of my next challenge now,” he said. “Maybe the Scottish coast-to-coast course.”