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As you will probably be aware, my incredible mum, Maureen Hodgson, died in January, after a brave fight against cancer.
She remained positive to the very end and her worries were never about herself; only about the family and friends she would leave behind.
In her last few weeks she was cared for by the amazing staff at Pendleside Hospice - we'd always been told they did an incredible job and here we were learning first hand about their work.
When mum died my brother Neil and I wanted to give something back to say thank you for all that the hospice team did for her and for all of us.
I racked my brain for what that might be - and found myself doing a lot of walking...and thinking.
And so here it is....
Between May 17th and 19th I will be walking 54 laps on the front triangle of Pendle Hill (up the steps along top and back down cart track) within a 65 hour window, totalling 75 miles and an elevation gain of 27,000ft . (to put into perspective, Everest is 29,000ft)
Why? Well, the 54 represents the year mum was born and on May 18th she would have been 65.
I've been in training and with 10 laps taking around 5 hours I aim to be walking around 10 hours a day each day and (fingers crossed) an early finish on the Sunday.
If you can support my challenge with a donation and even join me on a few laps to relieve the boredom, I would be extremely grateful.