09:00AM, Monday 06 July 2020
Maidenhead Athletic Club (MAC) junior Connor Fitzgibbon has completed a challenge of climbing the height of Kilimanjaro on his stairs at home.
Connor took on the challenge to raise money for Tear Fund, a charity which supports disaster zones including those that have been impacted by COVID-19. He climbed up and down his stairs 2,128 times to climb the equivalent height of Kilimanjaro which stands at 5,895m. Although it was initially exciting, his enthusiasm for it soon wore off and he also found it tough on his knees. The encouragement and ‘nagging’ of his parents got him to the top in the end, however.
To donate visit Connor's Just Giving page.
MAC’s Anthony Hall and Alejandro del Campo are well on their way to completing a virtual challenge which will see them run and walk right across the state of Tennessee. The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee is 1000km in distance and that target has already been smashed by Anthony who aims to re-cross the state before the end of August. Alejandro is also making good progress in his attempt, having reached the 850km mark.
Derek Philip-Xu and Judi Jeffries challenged themselves to complete many ‘Miles for Mind’ during May. The event was organised by Runr to coincide with Mental Health Awareness week and they both achieved their respective goals, with Philip running 100m and Judi 75m during May.
Dennis Murphy has also taken on a challenge of doing 25 press-ups in 25 days to raise awareness of mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
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