Magnificent!

16th Apr 2012

THANK YOU so much to over 200 of you who put your best feet forward to raise funds for our crucial work protecting the Peak District yesterday.

180 adults and 50 children joined our Magnificent Charity Walk starting at Thornbridge Hall near Ashford in the Water on Sunday 15 April. This year there was a choice of 3 walks: the 21 Mile Challenge, the Magnificent 7 Miles and the Three Cake Challenge.

Nearly 100 people took part in the Three Cake Challenge, a toddler-friendly route of three miles and including three stops for cake. We handed out over 400 pieces of cake which had been donated by local companies and well-wishers.

Taking part in the Three Cake Challenge were twins Macie and Olivia Hills, aged 2 (above). The twins came from Chesterfield with their grandparents Mary and Steve.
“They absolutely loved it! They walked three-quarters of the way there, and half the way back. There was so much for them to see, and we couldn’t get them back in their pushchair,” said Mary.

The first person to complete the 21 Mile Challenge was David Selkirk, aged 67, who came back in an impressive five hours and 15 minutes.
“I jogged the downhill bits, but I’m not really a runner. As probably one of the oldest people on the walk, I am quite proud of this. I will try and run more next year!” he said.

Mark Tock came in second with a time of five hours and 52 minutes. 

David and Mark
 

David (left) and Mark (right)