Chepstow man to run assault course race for injured teen
7:10pm Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
A CHEPSTOW man will race through an urban assault course to raise money for an 18-year-old who broke his back.
Matthew Owen, 41, is competing in the Survival of the Fittest event in Cardiff on October 7.
He is competing in the event to raise money for the Dosh for Josh appeal.
18 year old, Josh from Lydney, Gloucestershire, was the driver of a car when he had a crash on August 5.
He broke his back in four places and his neck in three, but amazingly Josh survived and has just come home after being in an induced coma for 10 days in Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, and a stint in a rehabilitation centre in Bath.
It’s going to be a long road to recovery and the funds being raised will be put towards his after care at home.
Mr Owen is the branch manager of Amlee Electrical, which is owned by Josh's father Shaun Lee, so Mr Owen has known Josh since he was a child and wanted to do something to raise money.
Mr Owen and his training partner, Phil Bailey, have been training for two hours, three days a week in preparation for 10k urban assault course.
Mr Owen said: "I have not done anything like this before but I’m determined to complete it."
To inquire about sponsoring the pair e-mail Mr Owen on email@example.com