Man with Down’s Syndrome completes first 5km race

PUBLISHED: 17:00 06 September 2018

Simon and Henry

Simon and Henry


A runner with Down’s Syndrome has completed his first 5km race.

Henry Hunter, aged 30, ran the race as part of the 401 Festival of Running in Portishead.

He was helped by Simon Flett who runs personal training and lifestyle business 3cmentorme.

Simon said: “This was a fantastic achievement as Henry has Down’s Syndrome and has faced various challenges earlier on in life.

“Myself and Henry set some goals and created plans to achieve them over an eight-week training programme which he put his all into.

“This was a whole new learning journey for Henry and I do believe this should be recognised as a great achievement and also let others know what can be achieved if we put our minds to it.”

The 401 Festival of Running has been set up by Ben Smith who raised £330,000 by completing 401 marathons in 401 days in 2016.

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