Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. My name is Lewis Fraser and along with my friend Aaron McKevitt, we intend to run the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race in October 2011, in India. In attempting this tough challenge we hope to raise awareness of an infection called 'aspergillus', which tragically took the life of my partner, Steph Smith. Steph was a very mild asthmatic and after taking ill from what was believed to be an asthma attack, was later diagnosed with having an aspergillus infection. We are also hoping to raise £5000 for the Fungal Research Trust which carries out research into aspergillus, so that we can prevent the suffering caused by this illness.
The Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race is run over a period of 5 days and includes a marathon around the base of Mount Everest which is said to be the toughest in the world. More details of the run can be found on the link to the right. Over the next few months I will be taking part in running events throughout the UK in preparation for the mammoth task ahead of me. You can follow my training progress from this site.
With the race only 8 months away, we also have a huge challenge in raising £5000. If you would like to help in the research of this fatal illness, to prevent the devastation that this illness can cause, then please donate any amount (big or small) by using the link on the right or visiting www.everestendurance.co.uk