Matt Waterworth


Mind has been speaking out for better mental health for 60 years and is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. At Mind, we work for a better life for everyone with experience of mental or emotional distress.
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Angry Run From Land's End To John O'Groats

Matt Waterworth

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On June 1st I set out on a self supported 900 mile jog from Land's End to John O'Groats in aid of Mind. It will be the trip of a lifetime and I'll be using the experience to talk more about mental health and addiction issues on my blog 

I am a non-practicisng alcoholic. I gave up drinking 18 months ago to try to forge a better life for myself after years of drifting between jobs with a shitty attitude. 

In those 18 months I've set myself a number of silly challenges and succeeded with most of them. In February 2016 I ran 29 half marathons in 29 days. I've always wanted to do Land's End to John O'Groats but I never thought I'd be able to do it. It was always on the backburner. Now it's not and it's happening. 

Running is a way to celebrate life. That's why I'm setting out to enjoy as much of this challenge as I possibly can. The stigma that surrounds mental health and addiction is massive and it can make you feel pretty alone. That's why I've made it my life's mission to break these taboos by talking openly about the situations I've found myself in and how I got myself out of them. 

Recent donors

13.07.17 Hey Matt really enjoyed following your progress! Top work How about a kickstarter project to run around the world? Only 19x what you just did!!!

12.07.17 Well done Matt. You are amazing

10.07.17 Been following you on Twitter and massively impressed with your perseverance. Good luck with whatever you're doing next.

10.07.17 Awesome and inspirational, well done!

10.07.17 Well done Matt. Don't ever forget what an inspiration you are

10.07.17 Awesome work Matt and thank you for keeping us entertained through your blog and Facebook

10.07.17 Great achievement. Loved following your journey.


08.07.17 Didn't realise what you were doing until I saw that Facebook post! Nearly there!

07.07.17 Stay Angry!

07.07.17 Stay angry. Almost there!

05.07.17 Well done Matt, an amazing achievement and a very witty and entertaining blog. Hope you enjoy the last few days.

03.07.17 you're amazing matt

03.07.17 Just discovered your blog after attempting to jog for the first time in a year (cough cough cough). Very glad to have found it and will be following with interest. Good luck with your run.

01.07.17 Following your "campaign" with great interest. You are doing a great job, and your blog is keeping me entertained. Keep it up.

29.06.17 Good luck Matt!

29.06.17 You're impressive. Keep running. Keep posting.

28.06.17 Godspeed!

25.06.17 Good luck Matt. Lovely to meet you.

20.06.17 Both impressed and amused, good work fella

19.06.17 Faster!

18.06.17 You're awesome, Matt!

18.06.17 Enjoying the updates and loved your book. Well done for what you have achieved and good luck for the rest of the challenge. Great effort.

18.06.17 As a 'nutter' myself your efforts are appreciated! Well done Matt!

16.06.17 Following you from the US - great job thus far!


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