Back in May, our Sports Ambassador Karen and a group of friends – Simon, Olivia, Ben, Abby, Matt and Anna – decided to walk the Jurassic Coast Challenge!
Taking on the Jurassic Coastal Path around Weymouth, the team set off at 8.30am, before completing the 36 miles at 10pm.
I want to express how walking greatly effects both mental and physical health.
Karen Arney – ABC Sports Ambassador
It is thought that being around nature can greatly improve your mood, giving your mind the boost it needs to calm both levels of stress and anxiety. Meanwhile, your core and muscle strength will greatly improve physically as trekking uses your full body to reach that finish line.
Trekking across the beautiful coastal path, the team caught the most amazing views of Dorset’s hidden treasures and saw much wildlife along the way. These beautiful views can be shown in their video blog of their challenge (make sure to turn on your subtitles for the video).
With a few blisters, and a few sore limbs, the team celebrating their amazing achievement with a pint. They raised in total an brilliant £430 of donations for our breast cancer research.
Karen, who has been diagnosed with secondary spread breast cancer, and Simon are currently preparing for the London Marathon 2021 in October and they are continuing to raise both donations and awareness for Against Breast Cancer.
If you have been inspired, we have a series of UK-based treks that you can take part in across the summer and autumn season! These include the Snowdon and Ben Nevis at Night Treks, Hadrian’s Wall Trek and TrekFest The Beacons! You may even fancy taking on the Jurassic Coast Challenge 2022 next year yourself – sign up before 30th September for up to £20 off your sign-up fee.
With multiple dates to choose from, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we along with the event organisers can help you find the perfect event to fit you.
We hope to have you join the team very soon!