#whywerun - Matty Curnow
What a legend Matty ( @running.off.the.beaten.track ) is! Matty is the founder of ‘Mind The Noise’, a company looking to inspire, educate and help remove the stigma behind mental health. Drawing on his own dark experiences at just 17 years old, Matty has gone on to become a prolific motivational speaker and public figure within the trail running community. After completing a brutal ultra marathon in 2016, Matty came away with more than just a medal but a new view on life. Here are some of his words.
“The run was brutal, I cried, I yelled and I was a wreck. I was all alone as I was so far behind in the race, I could have easily of given up.” Post race he decided for the next 12 months he was dedicated to running. “It always makes me feel better. I joined a running club, and I trained most weekends in the hills. I slowly started to build confidence, it made me feel alive and proud, it brought me closer to nature and new people. “
Matty now hosts positive community events offering peace of mind, safe environments, education, and the joy of being outdoors within nature.
“I have a proactive approach to my recovery and often use motivational talking, self development and self growth to pass my message on. I share my personal story with Mental Health and hope to inspire anyone who may be suffering themselves.”