The Chairman of Haslers Chartered Accountants, Jon O’Shea, is preparing to take part in two tough new challenges that will test his running ability in order to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Jon, who has run marathons on every continent on earth and already raised more than £60,000 for the Trust, has decided to take his challenge to the next level and will not only run the London Marathon barefoot while dressed as a zombie, but also fly all the way to the North Pole to take part in one of the world’s most extreme running events.
His first challenge, the famous North Pole Marathon, takes place on 9 April 2018 and will see him run a full 26.2-mile marathon in the snowy tundra of the Arctic, where he will face temperatures as low as -40 degrees.
Just days later Jon will swap his warm winter gear for a more drastic outfit as he competes barefoot in fancy dress for the London Marathon – a potential world record attempt – when it takes place on 22 April 2018.
On both occasions, Jon, who is also a Tax Partner at the Loughton-based firm, will be raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
He said: “I have taken part in some pretty tough challenges in the past, but this has to rank as some of the most difficult competitions that I will face.
“I am already well into my training for both of these events, but nothing can really prepare you for what could happen during a race.
“I am calling on people from across Essex and beyond to get behind me and donate as much or as little as they can for this fantastic cause.”
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