Andy Murray Set to Run Britain’s 10 Highest Mountains in 24 Hours
On 19th July 2014 Murray, aged 33, will be joined by Scottish internal runner Donnie Campbell, to begin his challenge at the foot of Ben Lawers, before driving to take on a route that heads through the 4 mountains of the Nevis range, followed by one last drive to the Cairngorm mountains where the final 5 mountains await. The challenge, billed as ‘The Big 10’ will be followed by a team from BBC Scotland’s ‘The Adventure Show’, and is sure to create a buzz amongst the adventure minded.
Murray, who races for Merrell UK and is a GP based in Edinburgh, has already completed a number of notable feats including a remarkable seven hour run up Mt Kilimanjaro as well as winning races in some of the planet’s most spectacular and hostile locations. He comments, “There is nowhere I would rather be than in the mountains of Scotland on a summer’s day. This will be a tough but beautiful shift, but we are hoping to raise awareness of the benefits of exercise, and being in the great outdoors. We know, for example, that even doing 30 minutes walking 5 days a week has been shown to make people happier on average, and live 7.2 years longer, so we’re urging people to build walking into their routine and take advantage of schemes like “Fit in 14”. It’s inspiring what some people have achieved for example Paul Giblin running the entire length of the West Highland Way in 14 hours 20 minutes, but even a little exercise goes a long way towards happiness and health.”
Powered by Merrell on every step of his journey, Andrew will utilize Merrell’s Allout Rush model to conquer the unstable and unpredictable British mountain terrain and the weather conditions. The innovative Allout Rush circular lug design in the sole provides animal-like agility across varied terrain along with an increased surface area for a highly versatile, slip-free ride.
ABOUT DR. ANDREW MURRAY
Merrell Pack Leader Dr Andrew Murray is also a Sports Medicine doctor having worked with UK Athletics, the European Golf Tour, international football and rugby teams, and at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. He also works for the Scottish Government as their Physical Activity Champion promoting exercise for health and championing the Merrell spirit of being active in the outdoors.
Further details about Andrew Murray, Donnie Campbell and the challenge can be followed via www.docandrewmurray.com, www.getactiverunning.com or via @docandrewmurray on Twitter.
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