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Alex Staniforth

Alex Staniforth is a record-breaking adventurer, ultra-runner, author and charity founder from Chester who is no stranger to overcoming challenges. At just 28 he has already survived the two biggest disasters in Mount Everest history as a teenager. However, his biggest challenges have been closer to home: with mental ill health, epilepsy, stammering and bullying since school.

On a mission to inspire others through his challenges: he has raised over £100,000 for charity, become the fastest person to climb all 100 UK county tops, written two books ‘Icefall’ and ‘Another Peak’ and founded Mind Over Mountains, a charity to restore mental health through nature. In 2020 he ran the National Three Peaks challenge, covering 452 miles or 17 marathons in just 9 days 12 hours. In 2022 he completed the 105-mile Lakes Meres & Waters, and in 2023 finished 2nd in the 7 Valleys Ultra (109km).

Now based in Kendal, he is usually found running around the local fells and chasing silly long distances.