Lord Disney’s Charity Fitness Challenges

Date: Tuesday August 27, 2019 at 3:35pm

Matthew Disney’s fourth of seven charity fitness challenges in 2019 sees him undertaking his biggest challenge yet. On Tue 18th June 2019 he embarks on this extreme expedition carrying his 26kg, 2 meter unbalanced Concept2 rowing machine 700km up 3 countries via the 3 National Peaks to then row the height of each at the summit and finish at the Commando Memorial, having gained over 25,000ft in elevation during the challenge.

Bio:

Matthew Disney is a former Royal Marine Commando, elite fitness enthusiast and global adventurer, often described by those that know him as "A highly enthusiastic character that pushes the limits of life and adventure", "Ready for any challenge" and "One of those people that make you feel sane".

   

A truly a unique character retaining his Bootneck (Marine) spirit by diving straight into a number of intense fitness challenges throughout 2019, with the intention of inspiring others, bettering himself and most important of all, raising funds for two good causes. Forever positive and constantly striving for bigger and better challenges, Disney will document and publish all of his fitness goals and challenges for people to follow and support. He will also be inspiring others to set their own challenges no matter how big or small and will provide help and guidance to anybody that wishes to get involved.

Upon completion of all planned 2019 challenges, all donations made will be split between two charities personally chosen by Disney. These are Rock2Recovery (a tri-service charity that helps all soldiers, serving and veterans, that suffer PTSD and are on the brink of suicide), and The Royal Marines Charity (helping both serving and veterans and their whole families in hard times).

Previous Three Charity Fitness Challenges:

His first charity fitness challenge on Tue 15th  January 2019 at RMR Merseyside saw him completing 100 sprints at max speed on the treadmill for 1 hour 40 minutes at sub 5 minute miles covering 167 meters per sprint, over 10 miles / 16.5 km in total. This raised a nice starting amount for both charities.

His second fitness challenge saw him at Universe Fitness - Blackpool on Thu 14th February 2019, climbing the height of Everest in sub 9 hours. Covering 58,070 steps / 27 miles. This challenge held close to his heart, and the date of this challenge was always set in stone. This is because it marked the loss of his very good mate, Fleetwood’s fallen Royal Marine Darren ‘Daz’ James Smith who was killed in Afghanistan on Valentine's Day 2009, when they were both there on tour together.

The Blackpool Gazette covered this challenge google.co.uk/amp/s/www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/business/blackpool-commando-completes-epic-everest-stair-climb-1-9598078/amp

   

His third challenge saw him run 81 miles (over 3 marathons successively) straight through the heart of Storm Hannah. This time he managed to find 3 other former Marines to join him. The route started at RMR Merseyside, Liverpool at 0315 Sat 27th April 2019. They then linked onto the Trans Pennine Trail to Widnes, through to Warrington, and finally veering off to Hilton’s Beetham Tower, Manchester before turning around and coming back via the same route. Storm Hannah reduced speed limits on bridges, closed roads, caused destruction to all public transport and kept the majority of the local population indoors. This challenge led to 3 out of 4 participants, including Matthew, experiencing the early stages of hypothermia to add to the long list of injuries, hotspots & niggles

Support:

If anyone would like to support by walking any distance with me or donate then checkout my page for all details including the poster for this challenge. All information can be found at facebook.com/LordDisneyRM

Just Giving Link: justgiving.com/fundraising/lorddisney

The Royal Marines Charity / RMA:

The Royal Marines Charity / RMA exists to help the entire Royal Marines family. They are strong believers of Once A Royal Marine, Always A Royal Marine. They offer a range of services to those currently serving and to veterans, from financial assistance to advice on finding a second, meaningful career.

More information can be found on Facebook: @TheRMCharity or via their website: theroyalmarinescharity.org.uk

Rock2Recovery:

Rock2Recovery is a registered CIC with a clear mission: "Our mission is to save and change the lives of those in our Armed Forces, our veteran community and their families who are affected by stress. Our approach is to inspire, coach and motivate towards a more positive future.”

More information can be found on Facebook: @Rock2RecoveryUk or via their website: rock2recovery.co.uk

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