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Svenja’s UTMB Fundraiser

Svenja’s UTMB Fundraiser

The Race That Counts


A famous ultra runner once said to me “you have to go for the race that counts”. 


Two years ago, on a holiday in France, I found that race – the UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc).  171km and 10,300 metres of ascent (and descent – there aren’t many flat parts on this run!), 46.5 hours cut off time and two nights of running, following the Tour de Mont-Blanc hiking path through the Alps in France, Italy and Switzerland. 


  • 2 years of preparation
  • Over 2,000 training miles
  • 4 qualifying races (1x50 miles, 2x100 miles and 1x110 miles)
  • And many glasses of wine I had to say no to!


And I now have a place in the UTMB 2018! :-)


I decided to run the race for charity. The race means everything to me but running it for charity makes it so much more important. Please support me and the two amazing organisations I am raising funds for:


  • The Motor Neurone Disease Association - this is for my dear friend Mike Crisp and his family. Mike – you are one of the bravest people I know. I admire how you embrace life.


  • The Ultra Sports Science Foundation – they do some fantastic research for the very sport I love and they are the organisation that is giving me the place in the UTMB. Thank you. 


Now all I have to do is train for the race… 


Thank you for your support! 




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