It’s the start of a new year which is always when people start the new year new me or plan a crazy challenge which they are going to do. This is something which I have decided to do this year well I have known about this challenge since September. On the weekend of the 13-15th July 2018 I am going to be tackling 100km within 30 hours along the South Downs. I will be doing this with a team of girls from my University we will have finished our degree by then and it something which I wanted to do in order to mark the end of my studying for now. This has been organised through my university and I know I am lucky to be able to take part in such an amazing challenge it is going to create amazing memories.
Trailwalker is the challenge of a lifetime with more than 400 teams taking on 100km of the South Downs Way, helping to end poverty with each step. It on average takes a team 27 hour to complete this challenge however, it has been completed in as little as 9 hours 50 which is crazy. In order to be able to complete this walk I have to raise at least £350 which is used by Oxfam and The Gurkha Welfare Trust to improve lives around the world.
If you have not heard of these charities Oxfam is a movement of millions of people, all working towards one goal – an end to poverty to everyone. In over 70 years they have become world leaders in emergency water and sanitation, and experts in providing shelter, food and protection. The Gurkha Welfare Trust provide financial, medical and development aid to Gurkha veterans, their families and communities in Nepal as well as welfare advice to the UK Gurkha Community.
We will be in teams of 4 walkers which means that when the time is hard and we really want to give up we will be able to give each other so much support which is something which I think we are going to need. We have heard how hard it is off people who have already completed this in previously years so I know that is going to be physically challenging as well as mentally which is something which I am prepared for.
The walk starts in Peterfield and ends 30 hours later in Brighton I think it is at the racecourse I do not think that I will have actually been more grateful to see a racecourse in my life. This year is going to see me having to do more walking before July because I have decided that the more walking I do the easier and less harsh the blisters might be. So if any of you fancy coming for a walk between now and then let me know or if you have any recommendations for audiobooks or music because I know that a lot of my training is going to be me walking on my own.
I do have a just giving page which is linked below if you would like to donate this link is going to be on all of my posts till September when my fundraising is over. Thank you if you have taken the time to actually read this post.
What have you decided to do different in 2018?