Fitness enthusiasts take on marathon walk for East Cheshire Hospice

MARATHON WALK: Walkers on the prime of Shutlingsloe

By East Cheshire Hospice

Fitness fanatics pushed themselves to the restrict with a marathon stroll within the Peak District.

A 30-strong group from 5S Fitness spent 10 hours mountaineering between 5 main peaks, elevating £4,000 for East Cheshire Hospice. Their problem began and ended at  the gymnasium on Hurdsfield Road, taking in a loop of Tegg’s Nose, Shutlingsloe, Shining Tor, Nab Hill and White Nancy.

It was a poignant journey for a lot of gymnasium members who’ve had pals and relations cared for by the Hospice. Among them hairdresser Heather Smith, whose late good friend Sarah Bell died on the Hospice simply over a 12 months in the past.


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Sarah, who had most cancers, handed away only a month earlier than her fortieth birthday. Heather stated: “Sarah was an expensive and delightful good friend and spent the final weeks of her life on the Hospice.

“They had been wonderful and even let her beloved canine Bailey keep by her facet. The care was unbelievable. “I wished to do one thing to lift cash for the Hospice in her reminiscence and it appeared the proper factor to do.

“I cherished the stroll. The hardest half was going up Nab Hill and as soon as I noticed the final peak it was wonderful. I need to thank everybody who made donations.”

Heather raised £1,816, together with donations from shoppers at Adored Hair, the salon she owns on Chestergate.

READY TO GO: The walkers about to set off from their gymnasium

The 26 mile hike was organised by gymnasium proprietor and head coach Jason Curtis, a former Army PT teacher. Jason  stated: “We do one large occasion every year for the Hospice as nearly everybody  within the gymnasium has some kind of reference to the charity.

“Whenever we point out the Hospice,  there’s all the time an excellent response and we’ve held digital challenges over  the final couple of years throughout Covid. We thought there’s no level simply strolling a marathon on the highway, as we’re proper by the Peak District.

“We completed on schedule and even managed a few pints on the Cat and Fiddle on the way in which. It was a deadly route, however fortunately we had good climate.

CHEQUE PRESENTATION: Heather Smith (left) and Jason Curtis current a cheque to East Cheshire Hospice company fundraiser Lisa Ball

“We’ve round 150 members. Some are world class athletes, however most are center aged and need to get match and wholesome.

“We run all varieties of power and  conditioning courses, but in addition get referrals from physios for individuals  with all types of illnesses, together with stroke rehab, osteoporosis and  arthritis.”

Some gymnasium members will run the route subsequent 12 months slightly than stroll.


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