Edward Matts

Edward Matts 2016-02-10 at 14.23.08


Edward Matts



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.


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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