Stop Press: Latest news from Mike is that he had a slight accident on day one and is now resting and rehydrating, but is determined to finish the event. More updates to follow as and when we receive them.
Mike Inkster, a 67 year old ultra runner and former member of the Parachute Regiment, has made the decision to participate in the 2014 Jungle Marathon in aid of Catching lives and is hoping to raise enough money for the charity to have a considerably positive effect on reforming the lives of our clients. Mike is a distinguished figure in the Kent community when it comes to marathons, as he launched the Kent Ultra Challenge, which consists of completing three marathons in just three days, and has pushed the boundaries when it comes to defying injury and age in respect to these daunting tests.
However Mike’s endurance will be put to the test as he travels 247 kilometers over the course of seven days in the vast, unforgiving Amazonian jungle, carrying all his food and medical equipment with him across the uneven, root covered terrain. Facing temperatures of 40c and a humidity of 99%, the participants will trek through the Anaconda inhabited swamps and sleep to the sounds of jaguars and howler monkeys. It is easy to see why this challenge has been voted by CNN as “The World’s Toughest Endurance Race”.
If you would like to support Mike and his efforts to raise money for a vital local cause you can click on the links below.
Mike will also be happy to come in and talk to any local groups about the challenge and his experiences. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.