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Annalise Kerr

Running the Everest Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On the 29th May this year, I will be joining a small number of other ‘certifiable’ runners at the start line of the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon. [/p][p]The starting point of this gruelling 26.2 mile race is at a lung-stifling altitude of 5365m above sea level. The race, which runs on 29th May each year to commemorate the first Everest ascent by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, begins at Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu icefall, and descends through Gorak Shep towards the finish line at Namche Bazar (3,540m). [/p][p]I’m hoping it will take me between 7-10hrs. Any runner will know this ordinarily to be a slow marathon time, but the high altitude and thin air makes the simplest of things hard work, let alone running! Luckily its [i]mostly[/i] downhill [/p][p]In taking on this challenge I will be supporting two charities – [/p][p][b]Walking With The Wounded[/b], offers assistance to those vulnerable veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service in the forces and assist them in sustaining their independence through new sustainable careers outside of the military. This includes providing support to homeless veterans and veterans in the Criminal Justice System. The outcome? Sustainable employment, and independence for them and their families.[/p][p][b]Chance for Nepal[/b], works closely with established and trusted organisations, schools & hospitals in Nepal to guarantee aid & support to those families in need and to offer education and training opportunities. Despite being home to the World’s highest mountain, Nepal is one of the most poorest and often overlooked countries in the world.On 25 April 2015, 9,000 people were killed and over 23,000 injured when an earthquake of a magnitude of 7.8 hit Nepal. Flattening houses and villages it left hundreds of thousands of the people of Nepal homeless. Chance for Nepal were able to bring help support and supplies to remote hard-to-reach villages. In post-earthquake Nepal, the charity’s vital work continues to rebuild lives.[/p][p] [/p]
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Personally running for the train is hard enough never mind running a marathon @ 5500m above sea level, but all the Best

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Emily Barker

Good Luck and watch out for the Yeti's!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



Hi hon, Don't forget your Compeed and Vaseline! You are brilliant for doing this xx KC


Richard Lee

Good luck Annalise!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jacqueline and Gerald

You don't know us Annalise but we learnt about your unbelievable challenge from your mum. Think you are amazing - and what an experience. Take care, have fun and hope you raise lots of money for your charities, you deserve to.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Fairy Godmother

Good luck Annalise!! I’m very impressed. I can’t even run a bath. xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Chloe Collins

Good Luck Annalise you crazy lady!! You will smash it!! xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Amazing challenge - good luck !

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Miss Kerr, seems you're well and as insane as normal. Having read the description, I noted that you'll be running 'down hill'. Had I not read this, my donation would have been somewhat more substantial! Hope you smash your donation target and good luck! x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



Good luck Annalise. Sounds amazing!