At least three people from the Uckfield area completed the 100km walk from London to Brighton this weekend.
They are Lynn Ireland, secretary of the Uckfield Bonfire Society, Lynda Huggett, a special needs teacher at Bonners Primary School, Marefield, and Andrew Dopson.
Lynda, said yesterday that she was feeling “totally wrecked” and her body was unable to move after the extreme challenge.
She finished in 24 hours 56 minutes and was ranked 501 out of 2173 competitors. Her fund-raising target was £500 and she has so far raised £1,070.98 for Cancer Research. Here is a link to her JustGiving page.
She also said that Andy was ranked 368 and timed at 23 hours and 18 minutes and added: “That’s awesome”.
Lynn Ireland said on her JustGiving fundraising page that she completed the walk in 31 hours. “Now to put my feet up after a long hot soak.” Her fund-raising target was £1,500 and she has raised £1,895 so far for Alzheimer’s Society.
Andrew has so far raised £870 of his £1,000 target for Crohn’s and Colitis UK. If you would like to donate here is a link to his JustGiving page.
Phil Newman from Maresfield has committed to taking part in the challenge again next year having taken the difficult decision to pull out after 56km this year because he was very dehydrated.
“I will be doing it next year with more training and a bit wiser in what I need to do,” he said.