A self-confessed fish out of water over the marathon distance, Intrinsic-sponsored athlete Matthew Cox found his feet at the Beachy Head marathon and put in an end of season performance to be proud of. Matt completed the punishing 26.2 mile course in 03:13:16 running through from 10th at the halfway point to take fifth on the line in Eastbourne.
Born from an 'off duty' encounter with the Ultra-Trail Mont Blanc, Team Intrinsic's Matthew Cox has set about organising an end of season 'social' that will tackle the 12-hour Lemur Loop endurance event. Combining individual team goals which range from completing a double marathon to raising awareness of Lemurs and eating copious amounts of cake, the ambitious triathlete has certainly got his work cut out for him. We find out what possessed him.
We catch up with Matthew Cox, ebullient triathlete for Team Intrinsic, as he takes a brief pause in competition to support wife Laura Gallagher's defence of her title as British Trampoline Champion, and reflect on success in his first competitive off-road cross-tri.