Pc Marc Norman & Pc Steve Bright's Coast to Coast Walk June 25th - July 3rd 2011 - in aid of the Greyhound Gap charity.
The Coast to Coast walk is a 196 mile walk from St Bee's Head in Cumbria to Robin Hoods Bay in Yorkshire. The Irish sea to the North Sea.
The walk passes through the 3 national parks of the Lake District the Yorkshire Dales and finally the North Yorkshire Moors, also passing through along the way the Pennines and the Clevaland Hills.
We have tweaked the walk to make it officially 200 miles and intend to complete this over 8 nights and 9 days which will average each day out at 22.2 miles although some days will be shorter and much longer! depending on the altitutude for each stage of the walk.
Both Steve and I enjoy such challenges and regulary enter long distance runs.
The Gurka Challenge in July 2009 was our last event for charity, for the Gurka Welfare trust and Oxfam, with over £3,000 raised.... the training was taken very seriously and as such a finishing time of 16 hrs 26 mins over the 64 mile course resulted in a 25th placing out of 537 - some 42 minutes quicker than the Parachute Regiment!
We had both discussed the Coast to Coast walk for sometime and had talked about a charity we would like to raise money for....this was when we quickly decided upon Greyhound gap.
We both have a personal reason for choosing GAP as Steve has sadly lost ' MAX ' whom was rescued and was able to see out his remaining 3 years in a loving environment and Marc's family have been rescuing hounds for some 15 years.
We hope to achieve a target of £2,500 to present to GAP through various events that will take place prior to the walk ( please read more about these on our Face Book page which will keep you appraised of our on going efforts )
Below is some information on Greyhoundgap and the fantastic work that goes on around the country, please take the time to read this as it will become very apparent very quickly to all of you why we want to both raise money and promote through as much publicity as possible their good work
Grey Hound gap is a registered company (No:113207) that rescues, takes in and re-homes death row Greyhounds and Lurchers who find themselves in a ' put to sleep ' situation in UK pounds
We are trying to raise £100,000 as a deposit for a property and kennels that will enable us to spend more time with the dogs and especially those that that are in need of rehabilitation.