On the 25th April Anthony Hughes took part in an amazing race around Mount Fuji. It was 100 miles long with a cumulative elevation gain of 9,000m! He has raised over £1,300 that will go toward education. Here is what he had to say:
“Unfortunately I couldn’t finish the entire 169km and I had to pull out after 124km and 24 hours of running with a very painful knee injury. It was undoubtedly the most intense and difficult race I have ever competed in, with some insane climbs and descents to tackle. There was one 19km section of trail that took me 6.5 hours to complete due to the elevation! At times I was scrambling up using my hands and sliding down the other side on my backside.
Despite the difficulty of the race it was extremely beautiful to run in the shadow of Mount Fuji and I met many wonderful people on my way around. I tried to push myself on and complete the race by keeping my fundraising in the forefront of my mind, unfortunately the injury became too much.
Despite my disappointment it was a fantastic experience and an amazing race to take part in. But being able to race and raise some money for a great cause makes it all the more rewarding.”
If you would like to make a donation to Anthony’s JustGiving page you can do so here: http://www.justgiving.com/anthughes
Congratulation to Anthony on a tremendous achievement.
It is with such great supporters that we are able to continue to do the work we do. If you are thinking of taking part in a sponsored challenge then why not use it as an opportunity to raise money for Tibet Relief Fund?