Aspens' CEO, Robbie Shanahan, is going to attempt his first ultra-marathon challenge this July in support of Aspens.

Avid runner Robbie has run in nearly 20 marathons across the world, but never anything as challenging as this 55K gruelling run, which encompasses the dramatic, and very hilly, Lake District landscape.

Robbie says: "The 55K Ultra is a testing ultra-marathon course through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the Lake District, The 55K route includes 3 mountain passes, with a 7,000 ft ascent, so just the odd climb or two! I see this as my ultimate challenge at a time when we are faced with a worldwide pandemic, and as CEO of Aspens my target is to raise £5000 of much-needed funds for the charity to help the team continue providing vital support to people with learning disabilities, complex needs and autism. Many thanks for any donation you are able to give!"

Help Robbie reach his target by donating to his fundraising page:

Support Robbie here