Zara Baird is one of our Fields of Life Trekkers, who will be taking on the Kilimanjaro challenge in August 2016.
We asked her a few questions and here’s what she had to say…
Why am I climbing Kilimanjaro?
I have always wanted to do something amazing and help a great cause.
I ran Belfast Marathon in 2007 and love training, keep fit, so why not try an extreme challenge.
I train pretty much every day, whether it is running club, grit training, swimming, hiking or gym, I am regularly described as the “energiser bunny”.
I train at 06:30 most mornings.
In 2015 I have done 4 half marathons and 10ks.
So what will I do differently for Killi?
I plan on adding a few extra half marathons in 2016 – aiming for Berlin in April, Lisburn in June, Ards in June and Omagh in May.
What am I not looking forward to?
I am petrified of heights, don’t like spiders or creepy crawlies.
What am I most looking forward to?
The peak! I cannot wait to see the view from Killi.