Some may call her crazy, but crazy or not Melanie Wee is doing it for a good cause.
Regular listeners to “Not The Footy Show” may well have heard how next March journalist Melanie Wee is going take part in the Atacama Crossing (Chile).
This is an ultra-endurance race across the Atacama Desert, 250km over six days, part of the 4Deserts series organised by RacingthePlanet. It is a self-sustained event, in which competitors have to carry their own food supplies, clothes and equipment.
Melanie has no record of endurance events and until December of this year will never have run a marathon (42km). Come March she will have to run one a day except for day 5 where competitors have to run 72kms.
So why is she doing it?
“I want to push the boundaries of my physical and mental abilities. Getting out of my own comfort zone, I’m hoping that faith and determination will keep me going.” Is Melanie’s explanation, she must have been very comfortable to have to go to this extreme!
But she is also running for a cause, the Singapore Cancer Society. “I am very thankful my dad survived cancer and for all the good advice he has given me, about life. My dad has also been a source of inspiration as he battled the disease after he was diagnosed with colon cancer back then. It will be a tribute to my late-grandmother whom i never got to see and my late uncle who died way too early of lymphoma cancer, he was 36.” Melanie advised us.
Not the Footy Show is proud to support many noble causes and we feel that not only has Melanie taken on a mammoth event, but that the cause she is doing it for is a great one.
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