Max Raises £700 for School Mate’s Muscular Dystrophy Charity

Max Mortimer, a pupil at Trinity School has raised over £700 by completing the bronze level of the UK Triathlon last weekend for his school mate Ben Clarke and Duchenne UK.

Ben suffers with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness due to the alterations of a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact.

Max said, “Ben’s Dad came and gave a talk on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to the whole school last September. I was struck by the challenges which Ben and other children like Ben have to face each day, so I decided I would really like to support a local Duchenne charity like Ben vs Duchenne and the Family Fund they have with DuchenneUK.  I was also doing it for part of my Mayor of Henley Award.”

Max completed the course in 24mins & 38 secs (transitions totalled – 5 mins & 28 secs).  He came in well under his estimated time of 22 minutes – in an impressive 19 mins & 10 secs. His times were swim (50m) – 3 mins & 42 secs, cycle (3km) – 9 mins & 18 secs and run (1500m) 6 mins – 10 secs.

Max said, “I was nervous because the cycling was 3 laps around the course and up a hill, by the third lap my legs had started to hurt, so that was definitely the toughest bit! I really enjoyed the run and tried really hard to go as fast as I could, I really wanted to do my best for all the people that had sponsored me, I can’t believe how much I managed to raise.”

If you would like to support DuchenneUK, you can still make a donation via Max’s Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/maxtriforben?utm_term=PR5B9gDnw

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