Midhurst architect Charlie Boher is about to take on the most gruelling challenge of his life as he prepares for the World Toughest Mudder in the Nevada desert.
He has been in training since January running marathons in Paris, over the Great Wall of China and across the South Downs.
“Training has taken over my whole life,” said Charlie. “And on Saturday I will finally be in the start line. The idea is to complete as many five mile course laps as you can in 24 hours with awards for those who complete 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles and for staying out for the whole 24 hours. The course will run through the desert with elevations of 839ft and 21 obstacles including a cliff jump 40ft high over water.The first time you jump off this is at midnight, just to make it all that more terrifying.”
He is undertaking the challenge to raise money for The James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial fund for the prevention of suicide.
“James was a good friend of mine and the charity was set up by his parents to help raise awareness of anxiety, depression and suicide amongst young people. It’s a charity I feel strongly about and would be extremely humbled to be able raise money towards such a worthwhile cause.”
Donations can be made on Charlie’s just giving page Charlie’s just giving page
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