George’s ultra-marathon in the Alps
Ultra-marathon’s are not for the faint hearted, let alone running over 100km across the mountainous Alps. But this is a challenge which George had been focused on completing for a number of years.
The UTMB CCC (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) is a 100km race which includes over 6,500m of ascent (and descent!) at high altitudes, in a range of severe weather conditions and crosses three different countries. All of which has to be completed within 27 hours by racing through a whole day and night!
It has taken George several years to qualify for this event, as you have to accumulate points from a series of other ultra-marathons to get to the UTMB start line and race against others from all over the world, including many elite runners such as Kilian Jornet.
George is an investor based in London. He was passionate about fundraising for Brain Research UK as his brother has lived with epilepsy for 25 years, with it continuing to significantly impact his life on a day-to-day basis. He says; “The brain remains one of the last frontiers of medical research, with it ever more likely that a number of us will have a serious neurological condition as life expectancies increase. Given I have seen the challenges of solving neurological disorders first hand, I really believe in raising money to help drive further research across this field”.
On 2nd September 2017, George successfully completed the 100km UTMB CCC in 25 hours 28 minutes. In doing so, he managed to raise a fantastic £14,000 for world-class research at neurological centres of excellence throughout the UK.
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