It’s been a while since our Westgrove Brand Ambassador, Alex Staniforth took on his last challenge, but he’s at it once again with another crazy idea!
This time, Alex is taking on the “Bob Graham Round” in the Lake District in early August – which involves running 66 miles, 42 peaks, 27,000ft of ascent – all within 24 hours and to make it even more challenging, he’s attempting it entirely solo without pacers or a support crew so it’s just Alex with his mind and body versus the elements.
Alex said: “I’ve never ran for 24 hours before but I’m excited to be taking on such a classic challenge and testing my limits in the mountains all day, albeit climbing almost the height of Everest!”
Having a positive focus has been really helpful as we move out of lockdown and Alex is doing the challenge to raise money for his Mind Over Mountains charity, to support others to restore their mental health through nature. Alex counts himself lucky that he’s had access to the Lake District for the last year to keep his well-being in check but realises that not everyone has been so fortunate.
The Mind Over Mountains charity aims to bring together hill-walking and mindfulness in nature, alongside time with experienced coaches and counsellors in an unpressured, unhurried setting.
Click here to read more about Alex’s challenge on his blog.
And visit Alex’s fundraising page, here, to support the Mind Over Mountains charity and the amazing work they do.
The Westgrove Team wish Alex the best of luck with this latest challenge, keep an eye out on our Twitter feed for further updates and a live tracker!