• THE RACE: 250 KILOMETERS 24 HOURS.

    2-4 MARCH 2018

    The Race is a 250 km unsupported endurance event across the rugged landscape of North West Donegal. To finish competitors have to complete 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running. It is the ultimate 24 hour test of endurance.

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Edward Matts

Edward Matts 2016-02-10 at 14.23.08

Name

Edward Matts

Nationality

British

Background (Reasons for attempting The Race)

I am an Army Reserves Infantry Officer, and have completed two tours of Afghanistan and currently work as a Company Commander with 3 Royal Anglian. My day job sees me split between Cornwall and Leicestershire, working for Samworth Brothers which owns a group of companies including the well-known brands of Soreen and Ginsters. Having met David and Maghnus while sharing a tent during the Sahara Race 2010, I thought I would help support the two of them by putting myself forward for the inaugural Race in 2014. Having never competed on a bike before this challenge proved too much and I missed the cut-off for going up Mount Muckish, leaving me with the choice, stick with only having completed half a race, or sign back up and tough it out again…I went with the latter.

Experience 

2008 – Land’s End to John O’Groats 1000 mile walk

2010 – Sahara 250 km Race

2011 – Oxfam 100 km Trailwalker

2012 – Afghanistan Marathon

2014 – The Race 2014

 
 
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The 2017 edition of The Race drew to a close on Sunday March 12th.

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