Couple take on Himalayan running challenge for charity

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A teacher and doctor couple from The Hague will take part in the Himalayan 160 km Mile Stage Race on 25 October, raising money for Medical Checks for Children.

On 25 October, Jamie Lowe, a PE teacher at the British School in the Netherlands (BSN), and his wife Melanie Lummen, a doctor working in the Hague,  will take part in this years’ Himalayan 160 km Mile Stage Race to raise money for the charity Medical Checks for Children.  This mighty running challenge, which incorporates the Himalayan Marathon, takes place over five days in the spectacular terrain of the Himalayan mountain range, at altitudes of between 3 - 4,000 metres and is a true test of stamina for all the competitors.

Jamie, who has taught at the BSN for four years, is no stranger to endurance running.  He took part in and won the 202 km Jungle Marathon in Brazil in 2006.  Melanie thought she would join her husband this time, having been an enthusiastic runner for for years, regularly taking part in the City Pier City race in The Hague.

The couple are raising money through sponsorship and so far have pledges of over EUR 1,000 from friends and family, as well as staff and children from the BSN Junior School Vlaskamp.  The charity, Medical Checks for Children, provides high quality clinical and community paediatric healthcare to many children in difficult circumstances in all parts of the world.

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