Sportesse PT Help Mark Halsey Target World Record
Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey came to Sportesse PT recently so we could help him train in preparation for his world record attempt with a 40 strong team on an expedition up Mt. Kilimanjaro to referee the highest game of football ever played.
Having already beaten cancer, Mark is taking on his next challenge in the form of ascending Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world famous dormant volcano in Tanzania, Africa. The highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world, the training in preparation for it must be tough to ensure your body can withstand and endure the ascent which takes you 5,895 metres above sea level.
Sportesse PT have one of the few altitude chambers in the UK, and the only one in the North West. A chamber which features oxygen reduced air via the use of a hypoxic generator. This training method not only allows for pre-acclimatization and improved athletic performance for an endeavour such as the one Mark and the team are undertaking, but also aids physical wellness and rehabilitation.
This world record attempt is also being undertaken in aid of the Steve Prescott Foundation, set up by the St. Helens Rugby League hero before he himself unfortunately lost his battle with cancer.
Mark will be joined by Steve’s wife, Linzi on the expedition and she was also training with us.
From all the team at Sportesse PT, we wish everyone involved the best of luck.
You can also take part in the Sportesse altitude chamber spin classes at various times throughout the week. For more information you can contact us through the website, or alternatively call Dave or Barry on 01257 266876.