Alex's Continuous Kymin Climb    Six hours to see how many times I can walk up and down the Kymin.

In a quest to get in better shape I met Angela Jones of Run-Wild. Over the last few months she has got me to cycle on the Peregrine Path, kayak on the Brecon canal, swim in the Wye, sleep under the stars and exercise in the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside. It's not all been physical as we often chat about what truly matters in life whilst taking in the scenery. "Mens sana in corpore sano" as Juvenal once wrote, equally valid today as 2,000 years ago.

As I rapidly approach 50 Angela has set me the challenge of climbing the highest hill in Monmouth as many times as possible in six hours. An easy goal for fitter athletes, but for a middle-age man weighing 18 stone and a job that has him stuck behind a desk for 40 hours a week, it's my own personal Everest.

To help focus my efforts Angela and I decided to seek to raise some money for charity. Unfortunately Monmouth RFC has been touched twice this year by the tragic loss of two young men and so we have decided to support Mental Health Research UK - the first charity dedicated to funding research into the causes of and cures for mental illness. Please help others to find the calm that we take for granted.

Event details
Alex's Continuous Kymin Climb

Start at Monmouth School Sports Centre and up to the Round House at the top of the Kymin and back down again (3 mile round trip) as many times as possible in six hours.

Congratulations Alex a wonderful effort