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Buxton teacher’s 100-mile charity run

Community School teacher Aleks Kashefi is running up the Slopes to raise money for their partner school in Ghana

Community School teacher Aleks Kashefi is running up the Slopes to raise money for their partner school in Ghana

A Buxton teacher is attempting to raise £1,000 for a Ghanian school by running up and down The Slopes 1,000 times.

Aleks Kashefi could end up running 100 miles and ascending a total of 19,000 feet on July 5, if he succeeds in selling his goal of 1,000 raffle tickets.

For each £1 ticket sold, he will complete one 0.1 mile loop of the steep hillside near Buxton town centre.

The Buxton Community School science teacher is raising funds to buy a rainwater harvesting system for partner school Kissi Ebeneezer High, ahead of a trip to Ghana with some of his year eight and nine students this summer.

No stranger to long distances, Aleks ran the Fellsman, a 60-mile fell race in the Yorkshire Dales in April and continued to train ever since.

“I’ve never run 100 miles, but if I sell all the tickets, I will do it,” the 36-year-old said. “I’ll have to set off at dawn, but I’ll do it!”

So far, he has raised more than £200.

If he reaches his £1,000 target, it will mean running up the equivalent of the second highest mountain in North America, Mount Logan, in Canada.

If each rep takes one minute 15 seconds, it will take more than 20 hours to complete the challenge.

To track Aleks’ progress, visit his Facebook group Man vs Raffle Tickets or his blog at mrkashefivs.wordpress.com.

To buy a ticket, visit Buxton Community School reception, on College Road, or transfer Aleks £1 using Paypal by adding him as a friend using his email akashefi@buxton.derbyshire.sch.uk.

 

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