Running Sierra Leone

In October 2017, fourteen friends ran ten marathons in ten days across Sierra Leone. Mountainous rainforests combined with 90% humidity and 35-degree heat produced some of the toughest running conditions imaginable. Dirt tracks, uneven terrain, river crossings, dense rainforests and the scorching African sun pushed the team to their physical and mental limits as they waged a constant battle against dehydration, fatigue and injury. The Sierra 2016 team raised over £134,000 for Street Child and MIND.