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Flick­ing through your Au­gust is­sue I saw a face I recog­nised in the ‘Reader Res­cue’ sec­tion – Matt Ver­meer with a bro­ken col­lar bone! I was rac­ing that day (Her­cules Mid­dle Dis­tance at North­wood); I came sec­ond and my team mate at Team Cranc won. We saw Matt cross the line in third and head straight to the med­i­cal tent. I as­sumed de­hy­dra­tion as it was a hot run, but when he emerged in a sling we went to con­grat­u­late him and hear his story. He’d crashed, bro­ken his col­lar bone and had a punc­ture on the bike. Then con­tin­ued to not only fin­ish the half marathon but get onto the podium. One se­ri­ously tough cookie! I re­ally hope he heals well and has a great race at IM Wales. Lawrence Cronk

“He’d bro­ken his col­lar bone and had a punc­ture, but he man­aged to get on the podium. One tough cookie!”

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