Sharon’s Jurassic Hike

Sharon Dodd Macmillan HikeOn Saturday 8th July, I completed the MacMillan Mighty Hike along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.  The hike started in Weymouth, along the cliffs past Durdle Door and down into Lolworth.  First 10 miles completed and first rest stop!  Suntan applied cap on and off we set for the next 7 miles.  This was really tough in the heat as we were up and down cliff faces.  They were incredibly steep and took us over the MoD firing ranges and past the “lost village” of Tyneham.  The final pit stop was at mile 17 then it was a mere 6.7 miles to the finish!  The finish was near Corfe Castle and it was utter elation to cross that finish line and be greeted with a glass of fizz.

I did the walk with my friend Liz.  We had done both the Moon Walk and Shine walk but decided that for this year we wanted something more challenging.  We certainly got it.  However, as we had been training since December ( in all weathers) we were more than ready for this walk!  Typical of England though to give us one of it’s hottest days and not the ideal trekking weather!

We did the walk in 9 hours 30 mins and of the 1203 that started, 1087 finished and I was a very respectable 103!

MacMillan is a very worthy cause as we all know someone who has been affected by Cancer and so are familiar with the great support that MacMillan offers to families and sufferers during a most difficult time.

Now what challenge do I do for 2018 . . . . . .

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