Matt Crompton is running 1000 miles during 2018 to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and to raise money for a number of community defibrillators for Stoke On Trent, starting with a defibrillator for Etruria.
100,000 people a year die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), 630 of these are people under the age of 35 and 270 of them are children in schools. It is the UK’s biggest killer. By making defibrillators accessible to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, this figure can be reduced. Defibrillation within the first 3 minutes of an SCA can increase a patient’s chance of survival by upwards of 80%.
As part of running a minimum of 20 miles per week Matt will compete in a number of events throughout the year, from 10k events, a hand full of half marathons including the Potters Arf and the Stoke Festival of Running, and even as far as an ultra run where Matt will be running as far as he can between dawn and dusk at the end of the year. The year will begin at Hanley Parkrun on New Years day, and Matts first big event is the Kidsgrove 10k on the 21st Jan.
You can support Matt by coming and cheering him on at his publicised events, and donating by clicking on the links on this page or by calling AEDdonate on 01785 472224.
If you want to follow his progress go along to his social media pages:-
@1000milesofmatt on Twitter
1000milesofmatt on Facebook