SERIAL adventurer and teacher Steve Hill prepares to take on the Scottish Highlands for his next extreme challenge.
Steve, deputy headmaster of St Joseph’s RC Primary School in Shaw and founder of the Team Hill Charitable Trust, has been training since October for the Scottish Ultra X Marathon in two weeks.
The challenge will see Steve trek across a mountainous region of North West Scotland, over three days, starting May 6.
Steve said: “I’m feeling fired up and looking forward to pushing myself into the remote mountains of Scotland.
“I’ve been training since October and I feel fit and strong – ready for the challenges ahead of me.
“The kids at school are also all happy to be able to track my progress while I’m away, as I’ll be carrying a tracker with me. My bib number is 18.
Steve has set up a JustGiving page for the Ultra X Marathon challenge and hopes to raise £1,000 for the Team Hill Charitable Trust.
The assistant manager has so far raised over £100,000 through his extreme challenges for the trust.
Over the past few years, the adventurer has completed a series of ultra-marathons, including Mount Everest Marathon, North Pole Marathon, Petra Desert Marathon, Amazon Jungle Ultra Marathon, and Artic Ice. Ultra-marathon.
In August Steve completed the grueling Great Norse Run which saw him run nine marathons from the north coast of Iceland to the south coast in nine days.
Last month Steve announced he was publishing a book which will detail the challenges that have taken him around the world over the past 13 years.
What’s Next Sir?: How One Teacher’s Mission to Inspire His Students Taught Him So Much More in Return’, is set to be published on June 28, and a book launch will take place on June 24.
The book will be available for purchase from Steve himself and on his website, as well as on Amazon, or through Matador, the book’s publishers.
For more information on the book and its launch, visit Steve Hill’s website.