Thames Path feat is tough on Ascot team's feet
Published: 28 Sep 2013 09:300 comments
Chris Pye, Rob Gray, Michael Day, Nick Howard and Richard Utton, all from North Ascot, took part in the 100km challenge on September 14-15, to raise money for children’s charities Sebastian’s Action Trust and Matilda’s Team.
More than 2,300 people took part in the event, which challenges people to walk
part or all of the 100km stretch from Putney to Henley within 24 hours.
With comfort stops along the way to aid the team’s efforts, the group managed to complete the walk in just under 24 hours.
The team have already raised about £3,500, but hope to reach £4,000 after all the money is collected, with the cash being split evenly between the two charities. Mr Pye, from Mill Ride, said: “We had quite a few blisters by the end of the walk, and especially stiff legs, which in my case it took a week to get over!
“The hardest part was at 55-75km because it was completely dark and it still seemed like such a long way to go, so it was more psychological as the walking was ok.”
Matilda’s Team was set up by Roxanne and Doug Shand, from Hanworth, and allows children who have lost their hair through illness to design a hat.
Mrs Shand said: “On behalf of all at Matilda’s Team, we would like to say a huge thank you to these men and their families for completing such an amazing challenge!”
To sponsor the team visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/matildas-team.org