Project Manager Adam soldiered on through typically British weather conditions last weekend, completing the Lyke Wake Walk and successfully raising over £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Adam had planned the walk with his father both as a charitable fundraiser and as a personal challenge. Dating back to 1955, the traditional walk is a complete crossing of the Yorkshire Moors from Osmotherly in the West to Ravenscar in the East. With the target finishing time set within 24 hours, they set off at a very punctual 2am on Saturday morning. They finished the full 68km/42.5 miles at 9pm that evening – smashing the target time to complete in only 19 hours.
“It rained through the night and was quite windy before the sun eventually came out about 2pm. One stretch was 4 miles wading through bog up to the knees, which seemed to take an eternity at three and a half hours. At 40km my legs were tired and my feet cold and wet, with serious blisters. We were doubting if we were going to even finish, but managed to keep going. Finally we got to the final stretch – a gentle uphill for 2 miles to the Ravenscar mast and finish point. It felt like pure torture. My legs are still recovering now, but raising the money makes it all worth it”