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Athlete completes Snowdonia record quest

Posted 21 October 2010
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Athlete completes Snowdonia record quest
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An athlete has completed a world-record breaking challenge on Snowdon to raise money for ex-servicemen's charities.

Mike Buss, nicknamed "the running man", put on his running shoes managed to run up and down the 3,560 ft mountain five times in 24 hours carrying a 40 lb pack.

He will now train for his 2011 schedule, in which he will seek to set more records as part of a plan to raise £1 million for Help for Heroes by 2014, as well as helping two smaller charities for former soldiers, Project 65 and Talking2Minds.

Those keen to try some hill running themselves - if not actually seeking to emulate all Mike Buss's feats - may wish to pick up some running gear from their nearest Go Outdoor store.

Snowdonia hill runners may face a tougher challenge in the Welsh 1,000 Metre Peaks Race, after the number of mountains in Snowdonia over that height was discovered to be five, rather than four.

A recent re-survey of Glyder Fawr using GPS equipment proved it was 1,000.8 metres high, not the 999 marked on Ordnance Survey maps.

Posted by Dan Mirza