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20 September 2016

OC Fergus Scholes comes second in latest challenge

Having successfully rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic in 2013 as part of a team of four in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, OC Fergus Scholes has completed another gruelling event - the Wadi Rum Ultra - to raise funds for British Exploring.

Labelled ‘The World’s Toughest Footrace’, Fergus covered 300km in five days and took second place overall.  His training programme included 170km+ weekly runs and Bikram yoga to help adapt to the heat which, in the desert, is upwards of 30 degrees each day.

In an interview with British Exploring, Fergus spoke of the support he had received from the charity and of his desire to give something back:

“My friend, colleague, amazing explorer and one of the patrons Ben Saunders bought British Exploring to my attention. I am fortunate enough to have had the support from my friends and family to have allowed me to go off to off on some amazing trips and adventures to open my eyes up to the world, and give me confidence and life lessons and experiences which have no doubt helped in my personal and working life. I think it is wonderful that British Exploring provide the opportunity to young adults, in their formative years, to have these experiences that will then be in their DNA for the rest of their lives and no doubt help in many ways.”

To read the full article, please visit the British Exploring website

If you would like to sponsor Fergus, please visit his JustGiving page

Many congratulations to Fergus from everyone at Canford in completing this huge challenge for a great cause.


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