Tatjana’s first marathon for earthquake-hit region

October 19, 2021

A former student at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools has completed her first marathon in aid of people living in earthquake-ravaged areas of Nepal.

Tatjana Mount finished the Manchester Marathon in four hours and 30 minutes in very hot and humid conditions.

The teenager has raised more than £1,250 for Raleigh International Trust and will be taking part in its seven-week expedition in Nepal in March 2022.

Tatjana’s family has close links to the Gurkhas, with both her dad and grandfather serving in 10th Gurkha Rifles.

“The weather was unexpectedly very hot in Manchester but I finished the marathon in 4 hours 30 minutes and I was very happy just to finish,” said Tatjana, who completed her A levels in the summer.

Tatjana is currently on a gap year ahead of taking up her place at UCL (University College London) to read a degree in Politics, Sociology and East European Studies with Russian.

During the seven-week expedition in March, Tatjana and her team will be constructing water sanitation points in Gorkha, a region hit particularly badly in the 2015 earthquake.