Morgan eyes up new challenges

PUBLISHED: 14:05 22 June 2011

After winning the Under 18 British Tae Kwon Do championships and completing the Three Peaks Challenge in the last six months, Whimple’s Martin Morgan is embarking on two new missions.

He aims to gain a £1,000 Bring on Tomorrow Foundation sponsorship and break the record for the quickest time from Land's End to John O'Groats and then back again by bike.

Based in Whimple, near Exeter, Martin took up Tae Kwon Do after being bullied at school and has now been the British champion for his age group multiple times, as well as attaining other National titles, a world ranking of no 4 and being invited for London 2012 Olympic Trials. Winning the under 18 UK championship once again in November, Martin will now be competing at the senior championships this year and already has his sights set on the 2016 Olympics.

With Martin funding all of his own training, he is now applying for sponsorship from the “Bring on Tomorrow Foundation” which has been set up to help up and coming sports stars of the future. To win a £1,000 sponsorship, Martin needs to get as many votes as possible, so he is appealing for the county of Devon to get behind him and vote for him. To vote visit -

In addition to his sporting success, Martin has always been dedicated to helping others, whether it was youngsters who, like him, faced bullying at school, kids in Africa requiring sports equipment or, most recently, the Help for Heroes and Anthony Nolan charities which both benefited from Martin completing the 24 hour Three Peaks challenge (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) in April.

His latest challenge, which he is waiting for the Guinness Book of Records to approve, is being scheduled in for late 2012 and will see him cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groat’s and then back again. With the current record just under six days Martin is already in training to ensure success. Sponsorship from this challenge will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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