Running to Everest.
Si Homfray set out on the 28 July 2013 to run 8,000 miles to Mount Everest and climb it.
18/10/2014. He is currently in the middle of Turkey well on his way across the East, having completed just under 3,010 miles.
Countries completed: England, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Greece...
Si is running, in an unsupported and continuous run, with his trailer 'Gromit' to allow him to carry sufficient kit, fluids and food for the more remote and challenging sections.
He is expected to be in Nepal March 2016.
The story - a quick summary
At 51 years old, and after a serious motorbike accident that saw him human cannonball into a dry stone wall, a sequence of events led to Si setting off to run to Nepal and climb Mt Everest.
It made sense – the perfect recuperation to fulfill a lifetime’s ambition.
Smashed up after his accident in May 2012, Si needed to walk again before he could run, a head injury made him wobbly on his feet, but with help from some of his friends he started to run again in Feb 2013.
After 25 years setting up several businesses, working in offices and factories, an entrepreneurial career, Si decided to change his life and do something outdoor and physical, fulfilling a lifetime’s ambition to climb Mt Everest, but he needed to get appropriately fit…
A trail runner all his life, a running expedition seemed like an ideal way to achieve this, convalesce and indulge his artistic sensitivities and a passion for photography, writing, design, meeting new people and lots and lots of slow running.
Flying the flag for the veteran generation of reborn athletes, Si is trying to prove that age is not a barrier to achieving physical performance. So far it has been a great experience and circumstance and a world of wonderful people have helped carve a journey that is just 'meant to happen'.
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