Fundraiser for Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Over a 24-hour period (21 April) ultra-distance trail runner Mal Law scaled North Head, a prominent and historic Auckland landmark, from sea level no less than 148 times – the equivalent of climbing and descending Mt. Everest from sea level in a single day. That’s 8,880m of climbing and 8,880m of descending. The same as climbing up and down about 45,000 steps – only more difficult as it’s mostly rough, steep trails that Mal will be using!Why? Mal did this as part of his rigorous training regime for the CoastPathRun in the UK during June.Mal hopes that EVEREST IN A DAY will catch the attention of the New Zealand public, making them aware of CoastPathRun and its goal of raising funds for mental health charities in both the UK and New Zealand.
CoastPathRun is a 1,014 km running odyssey with Englishman Tom Bland over the full length of the UK’s longest trail – the South West Coast Path – that will see the duo climb the equivalent of 4 Mt. Everests over just 2 weeks, so they both need to be very hill fit!