Local man to run up Mount Everest - in his own home!

April 03, 2020

Local Sports Therapist Rowan Wood from Galgate, who is a season mountain and fell runner, has been training for an ultra-run challenge over the last six months. The current Covid-19 situation has meant the challenge can’t now go ahead. However, on Sunday 5th April  Rowan will covering the height of Mount Everest by running up and down his stairs at home.

Rowan said, “As travelling to the fells is not on the table at the moment, and the ultra I had spent six months training for has been cancelled, this seemed like the next best thing! My stairs have been measured at 234cm and Everest is 8,848m high, which means I will have to ascend and descend my stairs 3,782 times. I estimate this will take me about 13 hours, if all goes to plan.”

Talking about why he was taking on the challenge Rowan went on to say, “This effort will be in aid of Rosemere Cancer Foundation who have been indispensable to several people close to me, and like all medical charities are feeling the stretch in these tough times we’re going through.”

The event will be live streamed on the Rowan Wood Sports Therapy Facebook page all day, starting from 7am. For those that have shown concern for Rowan’s carpet, don't worry, a local carpet supplier in has very kindly stepped to offer a replacement stairs carpet after the event.

To donate please visit Rowan’s Just Giving page:  www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rowanwood81