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On 3rd September, Neil Rhodes will begin the 8-day run across three countries, on what will be his 13th run across the Alps, in aid of the WISHH Charity.

The course is 286 kilometers (177.7mls) with an ascent of 17,070 meters. The route is one of the most demanding in the history of the legendary Alpine crossing, which makes the event even more inviting for Neil, who is quoted as saying Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

Neil is 65 in November and, despite this, he doesnt plan on putting a halt to his ultra-challenges, stating Id be crazy to stop doing the things that saved my life. In February 2003, whilst preparing to compete at the World Indoor Rowing Championships, in Boston, USA, Neil suffered a bleed in his middle cerebral artery. He has no memory of feeling pain, or hitting the floor when he fell from the rower. The next memory he has is 7 days later, when he was brought out of an induced coma. Apart from a slight headache, he was fine. Neil left hospital after 2 weeks and began working 2 days later, writing his own rehab plan, and setting his next World Record just 3 months later.

You can read more about the incredible DYNAFIT Transalpine Run here: https://transalpine-run.com/en/

Neil has chosen to support the WISHH Charity and Hull Hospitals during his 13th Transalpine Run. Neil is originally from North Ferriby and wants to help make a difference to patients, loved ones, volunteers and staff across Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospitals.

Neil: The Transalpine Run is my favourite event, stunningly beautiful, and Im surrounded by a large group of international friends.

If you would like to speak to WISHH about this fundraiser or find out how you can donate via bacs transfer, cheque or cash, please email abby.wardill@nhs.net and we will be happy to assist you.

About the charity

WISHH stands for Working Independently to Support Hull Hospitals. We fundraise to complement and enrich the services and facilities at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospitals, over and above what can be achieved by the NHS alone, for the benefit and comfort of patients and their loved ones.

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