Russell Simpson Hillary Tenzing Everest Marathon

Help me support Kiwis with spinal cord injuries as I take on the worlds highest marathon!
64.18% Raised
$2,567.00 donated of $4,000.00 goal
26 Donors
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What inspired me to fundraise?

As a CE for a large health organisation I feel incredibly fortunate to still have the use of my hands and legs and I want to dedicate my dream of completing the Hillary Tenzing Mt Everest Marathon to improve the lives of those affected by spinal cord injury or impairment. I am also excited to represent our company in support of the NZ Spinal Trust whose values align so well with our own.

You can make a difference today in the lives of Kiwis living with a spinal cord injury or impairment (SCI) by supporting my fundraiser.


Russell Simpson


We’re only two weeks from departing


Countdown has begun – we’ve made front page news.  This weekend will be last big hit out before I leave on May 14th.  We’ve even hit the news in China.


Ring of fire completed.


The 50km ultra on Mt Ruapehu last weekend was a good test of endurance. Completed in 11 hours 21 minutes. Next training run tomorrow on Mt Ruapehu although heavy snowfall this week will mean I stay on the lower slopes. Thanks to Adam for recent donation – much appreciated. Please support me in my final … Continue reading Ring of fire completed.

Brewing and couch time or training in the snow?


Another week has gone by and training is slow.  I am getting a couple of hours in at the weekend, not enough I know but the brewing and the couch are appealing after a working week and terrible weather.  Last weekend I managed to get up the top of Mt Climie in the snow, altitude … Continue reading Brewing and couch time or training in the snow?

The Training Has Begun


I’m pretty excited and very much daunted by the prospect of the challenge that awaits. Training has begun around the hills of Wellington, a good training ground for the world’s highest marathon, a marathon in which only two thirds of applicants actually make the start line! Follow my progress and please help support my fundraising … Continue reading The Training Has Begun

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