January's Fundraiser of the Month is James Markham who, as part of the 'Graphite Speedguns' team, skied the longest downhill race in the world raising 2650 for Aspire.
With 22 kilometres of piste and 5,500 metres of altitude, "Der Weisse Ring - The Race" in Lech, Austria is the longest ski race in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The team all made it down in a good time, and most importantly without any injuries! James, and team mates Mark Hall and Markus Golser, finished just five minutes behind the winner and in the top half of the 1000+ competitors, which included former World Cup and Olympic skiers!
James said, "Having injured my spine when I was 21, it has been a constant battle since to try to return to some level of fitness. Skiing the longest downhill race in the world gave me a target to aim for and seemed like a good way to prove to myself that I had made progress. And what better charity to support than one that helps those with spinal injuries. I think Aspire does a great job."
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