Yep, you read that right, more training, more running. This time, taking on 26.2 miles for a very special charity and great cause based in Milton Keynes: MK SNAP.

Based in Walnut Tree, this charity provides an essential programme of education, life skills, work preparation and opportunities of work for adults aged 18+ with a variety of learning disabilities – giving them the skills to realise their full potential.

With the help of fundraising, they’re able to support with computer confidence, provide a health and well-being programme (covering food, physical activity and self-esteem), a performing arts programme, a sports programme, and sessions for dance, yoga and relaxation.

the mksnap marathon challenge

Their important work creates opportunities for these young adults to learn how to live independently, through catering skills within their very own cafe (it’s lovely) and various customer service roles – improving their life-enhancing skills.

So, for such a fantastic cause, Martin has dusted down his trainers and stepped up to run the London Marathon in April, helping to raise vital funds and awareness for such a wonderful charity. 

Martin is no stranger to such a challenge, having run the Brighton Marathon seven years ago (and he said he’d never do it again!) but all that changed last year after seeing the amazing work undertaken by MK SNAP.

He’s dived straight into training already, having completed a few ‘warm-up’ events including the Dirt Half Challenge at the end of last year, and regular runs throughout the rest of the very chilly and dark winter, brrr.

the mksnap marathon challenge

But he doesn’t mind, saying:

“I honestly thought running the Brighton Marathon would take the urge to run 26’odd miles off my bucket list but seeing the incredible work that MK SNAP does has encouraged me to do it all again. Bring on the training, bring on the aches and pains, but also, bring on the awareness and much-needed sponsorship for an amazing local cause. Thanks to everyone who has already sponsored me, and if you haven’t yet, head over to my Just Giving page.”

And the whole team is behind him (we’re quite happy to support this one from afar and keep our legs intact) so give our socials a follow if you want to see training updates and want to cheer Martin on for the 12th of April.

the mksnap marathon challenge