Everest marathon

I’m running the world’s toughest and highest marathon

November 2017

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Shauney Watson

  • 21 years old
  • Angus, Scotland


I am doing the Everest Marathon to raise money for the physically and mentally injured soldiers who go to HorseBack UK to rebuild their lives. To get into the Everest Marathon, you have to be an experienced off-road runner over distances longer than marathons. Now, I’m not an experienced runner, I haven’t got years of races behind me. Three years ago, I knew very little about training for 10K road races, let alone mountainous ultra-marathons. I’m 21, and I care about the men and women who come back from war injured. Please sponsor me.


So after 2 years of training I crossed the finish line of the Everest Marathon 2017 in aid of Horseback UK on Monday. Getting to the start line was a marathon in itself, covering over 100 miles of hard trekking in the Himalayas while dealing with the symptoms of altitude and freezing temperatures, colds and sickness. Unfortunately some nasty sickness got me the night before the race, making the marathon itself the hardest run I’ve ever had to drag myself through.

The only thing that made the whole experience worth it in the end was seeing just how much everyone has donated to the Run Watson Run campaign and all the amazing supportive messages you left. At the end of the day, the Everest Marathon has taught me running isn’t about a race and a time but about the people you meet along the way, and also the person you find you can become when it comes down to it, not just on the day but in the weeks and months and years beforehand. So thank you to everyone who has helped me and supported me along the way.

Mount Everest

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