Two Dogs and an Awning

Two Dogs and an Awning's Walk 2024 Miles Challenge

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The Trussell Trust

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We are working to end the need for food banks in the UK


The arrival of 2024 saw the start of my seventh successive “Walk the Year Challenge”.  It started back in 2018 when I was seeking a way to mark my 60th birthday.  Like many I wanted to mark this milestone by doing something memorable.  Initially I considered tackling a long distance trail but concluded I wanted to do something that involved walking throughout the year and in doing so raise some money for The Trussell Trust.

I needed to do something that would challenge me personally.  After much thought the idea of walking 2,018 miles in 2018 was hatched. To achieve this feat I needed to walk an average of 5.5 miles every day.

Walking 5.5 miles a day does not sound too challenging for a week or a month, but doing it for 365 days a year is a different matter!  Only “boots on” miles count towards the target, so I exclude trips to the shops and other everyday outings. 

In five years of undertaking the “Walk the Year” challenge I have covered over 15,200 miles,  equivalent to walking from Lands End to John O’Groats twelve times, or over half way around the world.   My walking has involved 1,421,000 feet of ascent, equivalent to 47 ascents of Mount Everest.

You can follow my progress on Instagram @TwoDogsandanAwning and Twitter @2DogsAwning or my blog

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The Trussell Trust

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We support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people in crisis, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks. (PLEASE NOTE: We're unable to forward funds onto individual foodbanks. All funds raised here go direct to the Trussell Trust.)

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