Join keen endurance runner and all-round adventurer Alex Staniforth as he shares his experience of overcoming mental and physical challenges to achieve extraordinary goals. The Mind Over Mountains charity founder talks candidly about his battles with depression and an eating disorder and how he found solace in running. Alex will share tips for pushing through mental and physical challenges and staying motivated, leaving you inspired to put on your running shoes!

Keen to put Alex’s tips into practice? Join him after the event for our all-abilities 5k run. For more information and to register click here.



Alex Staniforth is a record-breaking adventurer, ultra-runner, motivational speaker, published author and charity director from Cheshire aged 25. Alex is no stranger to adversity, having survived two disasters on Mount Everest as a teenager and overcoming epilepsy, stammering and bullying in earlier life; and openly suffering with depression, anxiety and an eating disorder since the age of 16. Alex has raised over £100,000 for charity and won the Pride of Britain Regional Fundraiser of the Year 2017. He has published two books, Icefall, and Another Peak, and is a founding director of mental health charity Mind Over Mountains. 



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