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Ali’s Snowdon 6 Ways Challenge

This September, Ali, one of our fantastic supporters is taking on the Snowdon 6 Ways Challenge!

The Snowdon challenge comprises of running the 6 major routes of the mountain, one after the other, up and down and covers roughly 80km, and over 5200m of ascent.

Ali is running one after the other with limited time between each leg, with an epic support crew and some close buddies running a leg each too.

Ali is busy training for the challenge and already managed to raise an incredible £1,115 for Oxfordshire Mind! A massive thank you from all of us!

Read Ali’s story below:

This is a challenge that I have always had my eye on and now I have the opportunity to raise money for an exceptional cause. This COVID – 19 Crisis will have long lasting effects on all of us in many ways and in particular our mental health. Through my line of work we see the huge impact MIND have on physical and mental wellness, particularly in the workplace.

This will be a service that will be heavily called upon over the coming weeks, months and years and helping raise funds for their provision is a huge driver for me. There work has helped people pretty close to me and I hope that in raising as much as I can through this challenge this service will continue to help many more people who really need it in Oxfordshire and beyond.

This is going to be an epic adventure, particularly when running up the mountain through the night! It’s going to properly hurt, so please give generously as this will be more motivation to get the job done! I have some awesome volunteers who have pledged to support me on some of the routes and to these guys and girls, a massive thanks in advance:
Naeem Alvi
Rob West
Dan Westall
Will Davies
George Shelton
Ken Rodgers
Matt Taylor
PJ – The absolute legend will be running the logistics.

I have done a fair bit of endurance sports before, but nothing quite as long, challenging and uphill as this! This is going to push me to my limits, but will be nothing compared to the long term struggles that many people go through with mental health related issues. I’m looking forward to the challenge and raising some vital money for the vital services provided by Oxfordshire Mind. Please spare what you can for this awesome challenge, give us a follow on @snowdon6wayschallenge and get in touch if you want to join on a training run!

Ali Hollest

If you would like to donate to Ali’s fundraising and help him reach his target, you can do so here

A big thank you and good luck to Ali and everyone who is joining him on his challenge. We can’t wait to hear how you get on!