MATT KERSHAW - PROFILE

Joined Royton Road Runners in May 2015.

THE SPORTSMAN...
History: Been running since 2005 on & off (mainly off). No previous clubs. Pretty patchy - few 10Ks, half a dozen marathons, 1 marathon. All poor times, all beset with lower limb injuries.
Proudest achievement: 2010 London Marathon for Marie Curie Cancer Care, raised £3,300 (and counting!).
Ambitions: Stay injury-free, build strength, get faster. Sub-20 5K (Oldham parkrun!), sub-40 10K (definitely not on the Oldham 10K route).
Current training: 30K a week.

AWAY FROM RUNNING...
Born in Rochdale, live in Shaw.
Raised around Rochdale, Oldham, Manchester.
Lived in Hull, Kent, Germany.
UK & Ireland export sales for largest independent glass processors in Europe (Polish company) so travel a fair bit.
Married with one son.
United through & through.

MY FAVOURITE THINGS...
Training route: Shaw big lamp to Bluecoats
Race/event: London Marathon - nothing like it
Running shoe: Mizuno Wave Creation
Sportsman/woman: Daley Thompson (wanted to be him as a kid!), closely followed by Bradley Wiggins
Film: Schindler's List (used to live close to Belsen concentration camp)
Music: dance/Stones/Stevie Wonder
Food: Chinese
Drink: water
Holiday destination: Brazil