Some people might say that Midhurst architect, Charlie Boher is a glutton for punishment.
Last year he devoted ten months to training for a gruelling 24 hour endurance challenge and now he is about to do it all again.
On November 8 he will be flying out to America to take on a non stop 24 hour obstacle challenge in the Nevada Desert for the second year running.
The World’s Toughest Mudder involves running round a five mile course though the desert as many times as you can in 24 hours with awards for those who complete 25,50, 75 and 100 miles.
The course has elevations of 839 feet and 21 obstacles including a cliff jump 40 feet high over water - the first time at midnight in darkness.
“Last year I managed 60 miles and I felt I could’ve done more.” Charlie told the Observer.
Last year he spent ten months in training running marathons in Paris, over the Great Wall of China as well as across more familiar territory at home across the South Downs.
This year he has taken on an amazing 16 gruelling races across the world in the lead up to race day.
“Training has taken over my whole life,” he said, “I wanted to make it all a bit harder, so I entered all these other races in the lead up to race day.”
As he did last year, Charlie is undertaking the challenge to raise money for the
The James-Wentworth Memorial Fund.
The charity was set up by his parents to help raise awareness of anxiety, depression and suicide among young people, after James’ death at the age of 21 years old in 2006.
It is committed to reducing the number of suicides in the country, particularly focused on young people and men.
The charity funds research, training and emotional support and believes suicide is preventable.
“James was a good friend of mine,” said Charlie, “This charity set up in memory of him is a charity I feel strongly about and I would be extremely humbled to be able to raise money towards such a worthwhile cause.”
Anyone who would like to sponsor Charlie can do so here
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