ACUTEC would like to wish Carole our Office Manager the biggest of congratulations on completing her walk from London to Brighton in less than 24 hours. Carole and her friend Kaye walked 72 miles in 22 hour and 55 minutes to raise money for breast cancer charity Walk the Walk. The charity supports breast cancer sufferers and research while encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Last year, Walk the Walk raised over £6.3 million to help alleviate the pain of this terrible illness.
Carole has been walking the streets of Coleshill for months in preparation for her challenge accumulating a grand total of 991.5 miles, training four days a week and then six as the big day drew closer. Through donations and a night of entertainment at Coleshill Social Club, Carole and Kaye have managed to raise £2679.32.
Starting in London, Carole walked the majority of her challenge off-road through the countryside. Travelling past Twickenham, Epsom, Ardingly and Plumpton amongst other places. One of the biggest obstacles Carole had to face in her challenge was walking through woodland at night having to deal with climbing over tree roots and trudging through mud, thankfully avoiding the rain. Luckily they helped along the way, Carole said: ‘Our supporters were absolutely fantastic.’
Carole and Kaye finished their walk at 7:05am on Sunday morning by being given their medals and enjoying a well-deserved glass of champagne. Carole was then given a surprise by being greeted by an old school friend she hadn’t seen since she was 17 who now lives in Brighton.
Carole is now considering her next challenge as she would like to do 100 miles in less than 24 hours as she wants to do bigger and better every time. ‘Our supporters were absolutely fantastic,’ Carole said. She has previously been involved in the Birmingham Half Marathon, the Walk for Life and other activities raising money for other brilliant causes in memory of people she has lost. Walk the Walk is Carole’s seventh medal.
Carole’s donation page is still open and any contribution would be greatly appreciated in support of her walk. You can find the page here.