Press Report: Steve First Up Virtual Everest

STEVE FERNYHOUGH celebrated success in the Ultra Everest 100km Race.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club distance runner completed the virtual event utilising the same mapping as the actual event in the Himalayas.

He posted a time of 12 hours 25 minutes for victory in the event that attracted 103 finishers.

Inspired by the “Classic Everest Base Camp trail” covered by Everest climbers in the early 20th century, the route takes the early pioneer’s trail to Everest Base Camp starting from Jiri (1878m) in Nepal. 

The virtual trail then leads its way through the Himalayan foothills into Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park and onwards to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Thame, the Gokyo Lakes, Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp (5364m), Dingboche, passing Ama Dablam (6856m), the Tibetan Buddhist Tengboche Monastery (also known as Dawa Choling Gompa) and finishing at the World’s Most Dangerous Airport at Lukla.  

All runners who completed the 100km race were awarded the ‘Limited Edition’ Ultra Everest 135 metal medal, while the top three finishers were also awarded a #GBUltras Shield Trophy.

DUE to the latest pandemic restrictions, the Trafford AC Open meeting scheduled to take place last Saturday was cancelled.

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27th October 2020
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