Walker Morris teams take on the 100km Oxfam Trailtrekker Challenge this weekend

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29/05/2014

Two teams from Walker Morris are taking on the Oxfam Trailtrekker Gold Challenge which takes place in the Yorkshire Dales on 31 May – 1 June.

The Gold Challenge involves walking 100km (over 62 miles) in under 30 hours (non-stop) in a circular route which starts and finishes in Skipton. Two teams of four from the law firm, one comprising partners and one comprising trainees, will be among the many teams participating in the event to help raise money for Oxfam.

As part of the challenge, every team has to pledge to raise at least £1500.  To meet their target the teams have held a number of fundraising activities including cake sales and bag packing in supermarkets.

David Smedley from the partners’ team, said:

“It’s a team challenge like no other we have participated in before, testing both physical and mental endurance.  The route takes us through Malham, Horton in Ribblesdale, Deepdale and Conistone.  The often rocky terrain and steep landscape make it even more difficult, particularly as we will be walking all through the night. It’s the equivalent of walking from Leeds to Hull while climbing both Ben Nevis and Snowdon along the way!”

The trainees’ team said:

“Taking on 100km is a daunting challenge.  We’ve all been putting in some serious hours training to become accustomed to walking long distances but it is still much further than we’ve ever walked before.  We hope to complete it in 29 hours, but we just hope the weather stays dry for us!  I am sure as we near the end of the challenge all the support and good luck messages we’ve received will help to spur us on, particularly from our support crew who will be meeting us at key points along the route.”

The Walker Morris teams are: Trainee Mark Appleby.  Partners – Simon Concannon, Jeremy Moore and David Smedley.

To donate to the Walker Morris Team please donate on their JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/Walker-Morris-Trailtrekker2014

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