Ben Shaw is taking on a challenge of a lifetime in aid of Once Upon a Smile

Ben is taking on an Ultra Marathon in memory of his nephew who died of an acute and severe asthma attack when he was 10 years old. Ben has also suffered with asthma for most of his life which makes this undertaking all the more challenging and significant.

As it approaches Isaac’s 18th birthday, Ben wanted to mark this in a special way so decided to tackle the TEC Snowdonia Spring Crossing on Saturday, 25 March 2023, with the hopes of raising at least £3,000 for Once Upon a Smile! This is the UK’s hardest mountain ultra-marathon of the year, with a distance of 56 KM and a total elevation of 3556 Meters.

Ben has been on an 8-month training programme and is taking on this incredible but difficult challenge on Saturday 25th March, with the aim to complete the challenge in around 10 hours.

Ben shared the following:

I have participated in long distance mountain events and fell races in the past, but nothing compares to the training for this.

I know that this challenge will be like nothing I have ever done, but knowing that I will be doing this in Isaac’s memory on his 18th Birthday, and raising funds for Once Upon a Smile will provide me with the motivation to get to the finish line no matter what it takes !

If you could like to read more about Ben’s challenge or sponsor him you can do so here;