Webber to sweat for charity

Mark Webber has announced that he will be trekking, kayaking and cycling in a 10-day charity challege in his native Australia after the end of the Formula 1 World Championship. The Jaguar Racing team leader is planning to raise money for a pair of Australian children's charities, Brainwave Australia and CanTeen

Webber to sweat for charity

The event, starts on 7 November on Tasmania's west coast and then follows a mountainous 1000km route around to the Freycinet peninsula on the east coast, where the event is due to finish on 16 November.

Mark aired news of his involvement at the Nurburgring on the morning of the European Grand Prix, saying: "As an F1 driver, I get to travel and see the world, and enjoy a pretty good standard of living. I think there's something wrong if I can't give up some of my free time to give something back to the community.

"I wanted a physical, mental and personal challenge to see how far I can stretch my capabilities. It's something that I've been working on for the past few months and, even though we've only just announced our intentions, the interest and support among those who we've discussed it with has already been phenomenal."

Mark will be part of a four-man team that includes former international triathlete and F1 fitness guru Bernie Shrosbree. Mark has let it be known that other F1 drivers and personnel would be more than welcome to join up as teams or even individuals, either for sinlge days or for the whole, 10-day event.

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