A fearless Cookham resident will tackle a gruelling four-day challenge in aid of a mental health charity. 

Mark Lowden, along with 60 of his colleagues at Lloyds Banking Group, will take on the Fourtitude Challenge in a bid to raise £250,000 for Mental Health UK. 

Mark will be testing his resolve by hiking the 849 metres of Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland, cycling 100 miles and completing a half marathon, all over the course of four days between September 4 to 7.

The challenge was named ‘Fourtitude’ to reflect that one in four people experience mental health problems. 

Mark has taken part in challenges for the charity before but he has particular motivation for this challenge as he has seen the effects of mental health problems and depression first-hand.

He said: “I love outdoor exercise and I’m always up for a challenge. Even though I am sure this will push me to my limits, I am really excited to take part. I have always wanted to complete a half marathon but never thought I would be doing one after a gruelling climb and bike ride.”