In September 2019 I will be taking on one of the toughest challenges of my life, running 230km through Kenya in 5 days, carrying all the kit and food I need for the trip.
I am doing this to raise money for Save the Rhino, which will go directly to the 2500 Rangers who risk their lives daily to protect Africa's endangered species. They are the thin line protecting Africa's last remaining Rhino and Elephant from a multi-billion dollar illegal trade in wildlife produce such as rhino horn and elephant ivory. The money will be invested in basic equipment to make their lives easier in the field, towards educational opportunities for their children and, with over a thousand rangers having been killed in the line of duty across Africa since 2003, toward the welfare of a Ranger's family should the worst happen.
The route passes through the heart of rhino conservation, from Lewa Wildlife Conservancy through the foothills of Mt Kenya to Borana and Ol Jogi Conservancies and the undulating plains of Ol Pejeta Conservancy on the Equator. As I run, I expect to see not just rhinos, but also elephants, lions, buffalo, zebra, impala, giraffe and leopards and I will be under the watchful eye of the Rangers I am there to support.