Join the Xtreme Runners
The Xtreme Everest team ran the Bournemouth Marathon again this year. Called Xtreme Runners, the team consisted of return runners Mike, Kay and David along with several other friends and colleagues.
All the runners took on their own personal challenge of either 5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon, all with the common goal of raising much needed funds for Phase Worldwide, supporting their Phase Nepal arm. We are aiming to raise £10,000 upwards to support a health post in the Humla region for a year, which will help to provide public health education and access to basic primary health and maternal care.
In the Humla Region, far west Nepal, one in every 17 children will die before their first birthday and one in every 13 children will die before he or she turns five. This region has the highest proportion of women in Nepal who report receiving no anti-natal care at 35%. 24% of women have an unmet need for contraception and only 29% of baby deliveries are attended by skilled personnel.
Last year we raised nearly £2000 for the Sherpas that have supported us over the last ten years we have been running research studies in Nepal.
A Virgin Money Giving page to collect money for this event can be found here
If you want to run with us in 2016, please get in touch. The route is beautiful, with coastal views and the opportunity to run both the Boscombe and Bournemouth piers. The map does makes it look a bit complicated with lots of doubling back, but it is well marshalled so there is no chance of going wrong! It starts at a heady altitude of about 40m above sea level, and appears to end at sea level.
Thank you for all your support.