This week we got to catch up with our Call Centre Manager Julie, a keen walker who’s using her passion to raise money for a fantastic cause in Macmillan Cancer Support!
How often do you complete a challenge walk?
I have completed one or two a month over the last year.
What do you enjoy most about walking?
I have always loved the outdoors, I really enjoy the exercise & the “feel good factor” (once I have completed a challenge event)!
What distance do you tend to cover?
Anywhere between 20 – 27 miles, sometimes over very difficult terrain (thanks to the Great British weather)!
What has been your favourite walk so far?
Difficult to say a specific one, I completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks June 2019 for charity which I thoroughly enjoyed. However on a slightly different scale I completed one recently in January called the “Filey Flyer”! The 23 mile walk started along the cliff tops of Filey & taking in parts of the Cleveland way, Wolds Way & Centenary Way. The sense of freedom was exhilarating!
How often does the dog join you?
Unfortunately not as often as I would like her to, many of the challenge events stipulate no dogs allowed as they cross private farm land where livestock are grazing. I do however walk every day & weekends where I’m not on a challenge walk I will take her out with me still covering distances of 10-20 miles!
Why did you choose to walk for Macmillan’s?
This is a charity which some of my family members, work colleagues & friends have all benefited from. It’s a charity none of us want to have connections with as it can only mean one thing if we do! However their work & dedication is amazing & any charity event I can organise or partake in to help raise money for this more than worthy cause is well justified.
My Husband & I are completing a “Macmillan Mighty Hike” on 4th July in Northumberland covering a distance of 26 miles from Alnwick Castle to Bamburgh. If you would like to support this event please follow the link to my gofundme page!