Welcome to Walk 1000 Miles in 2017
Walk 1000 Miles is back for 2017
Unfortunately though I am going to find the time to complete the challenge increased business levels mean I won't be able to post every walk to the website this time.
I am however going to update my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/1000milesin2017/ and my twitter feed at https://twitter.com/1000miles2017, I will also keep updating the total mileage counters and my news page with any relevant info. Looking forward to the challenge again lets get the donations up to £1,000 for Parkinson's UK.
How it all started? A New Year's resolution, Fitness Challenge, Fundraising Event, All 3 really! In December 2014, I challenged myself to walk 1,000 miles in 2015, which worked out at roughly 20 miles every week, this might not sound like a massive target but it was the "EVERY week" which was going to be hard. As it turned out I completed the challenge with 2 months to spare and lost 5 stone in weight during the challenge. Raising £678.75 (inc Gift Aid) for Parkinson's UK
During the challenge I became aware of Country Walking Magazine's similar challenge #walk1000miles & #walk500miles links to the FB group and the sign up page on their site are below.
I also unfortunately became aware of an increasing pain and stiffness in my hips and was diagnosed about half of the way through with severe arthritis of both hips
This made the challenge difficult to repeat in 2016. Though I should still hit 600 miles despite 2 seperate Total Hip Replacements.
But I have decided now I'm getting fit again so I will be back in 2017 so have signed up at http://livefortheoutdoors.com/walk1000miles/ and the FB group is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/walk1000miles/
Please help by supporting Parkinson's UK using my JustGiving page