6 Jun

Doc Heading To Africa

Dr Andrew Murray

Following his Run the World adventure last year, Dr Andrew Murray is embarking on another challenge - running across east Africa. Andrew is heading to the region to make a film looking at what makes that part of the world such a hotbed of running talent.

The 33-year-old will be joined by Scottish 100km champion Donnie Campbell as the pair aim to run an ultra marathon everyday for 18 days. The trip will involve runs up and down Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro, through game reserves, tropical rain forests, and runs with world record holders and Olympic champions.

Andrew, who grew up in Kenya, said of the challenge: "There is no better way to find out what makes these athletes so fast than to spend time in their company and take on some of the biggest challenges East Africa has to offer. We will run through places of phenomenal difficulty and beauty. These will include running the mighty Mt Kenya, doing likewise with Kilimanjaro, jogging through iconic national parks, past spectacular geysers, and through the cradle of civilisation. It's a high bar we have set ourselves but for something to be a challenge there has to be a chance of failure."

The pair will be raising money and awareness for African Palliative Care Association. To donate, visit their Just Giving page. Or click here for a video on Andrew explaining more about the challenge.