My Activity Tracking
My target 450 mi
I'D LOVE YOU TO SUPPORT ME AS I TAKE PART IN TOUR DE WALKSHIRE IN MAY, COVERING 450 MILES ON FOOT AND RAISING MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH.
Like many people, my family has been affected by cancer and I have seen the pain this disease creates - but also the huge improvements that have happened in treatment and survival rates.
I'll be walking, jogging, and running (when the downhill is steep enough) the 450 miles in May, which represents the perimeter of Yorkshire.
In doing so, I'll be raising money for Yorkshire Cancer Research, an independent cancer charity funding pioneering research to prevent, diagnose and treat this condition.
I'm only going to be counting outdoor miles, so the 20 steps I do every hour in my working-from-home journey from desk-to-kettle-to-tap and back again won't be going against the total.
The challenge demands an average of 14.5 miles a day, which is quite daunting given I haven't run a half-marathon since 2017 and I haven't been able to take part in my main source of exercise for the last year. Not that I particularly miss running to and through railway stations to catch trains...
To make the challenge a bit tougher, I'll also be doing it at the heaviest weight I've been in years and the oldest I've ever been! (And, having recently moved to Hebden Bridge, I'm surrounded by the hilliest landscape I've ever lived in).
I'd love you to support me with Welcome to Yorkshire's Tour de Walkshire challenge to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research. I've set my target at just £2-per-mile, and support of any amount would be really appreciated.
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23 miles complete
45 miles complete
100 miles distance
450 miles distance
Half way there
Day 29: A 31-mile walk from Hebden Bridge to Brighouse to Halifax and back to Hebden BridgeSaturday 29th May
Day 24: 15 miles done; averaging 99 miles a week and need to do 112 miles in the final seven daysMonday 24th May
Day 16: 26-mile walk takes me past halfway distance at the halfway point of the monthSunday 16th May
Day 10: (Nearly) back on trackTuesday 11th May
Day 4 Miles 10.99: First working day of the challenge, three walks around and above Hebden BridgeTuesday 4th May
Day 3 Miles 25.63: A dry walk to the Piece Hall and a wet walk back, plus an evening strollMonday 3rd May
Day 2 Miles 22.88: Hardcastle Crags, then a fast walk and a slow stroll along the canal laterSunday 2nd May
Day 1 Miles 26.88: Walked from Leeds to Hebden Bridge, via The Piece Hall in HalifaxSunday 2nd May
The starting line awaits...Friday 30th Apr
Thank you to my Sponsors
Lee- J Walker
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