A group of us set ourselves a challenge during 2019 to run or walk an additional 1000 miles (that's on top of our usual daily steps - so an extra 3 miles per day all year!). We did this to try and raise some money for Martin House Children's Hospice and also to set our bodies a health and fitness challenge too. Many in the group found it really hard but they still did it and proved their resilience and many did many miles over their 1000 target. Everyone improved their health and we raised £1752 too. Thanks to all that took part and to all that supported.
Congratulations to all that received awards in 2019
Diane Wass - Walker of the year 2019
Sarah Tysall - PT client of the year 2019
Tracy Jones - Fitness Continuity 2019
Sharon Shipstone - Boxer of the year 2019
Fiona Hornsby - special mention for walking mileage 2019
Well done to this year's beginner running group, who completed the 5K course and are all now off and running on their own.
27 of us are completing a huge challenge this year, in support of Martin House Children's hospice in Boston Spa. Each person is either walking or running 1000 miles (on top of their usual daily mileage - so work steps etc don't count) during the year. This means walking or running 3 miles per day, every single day and this is on top of usual daily steps taken.
It's a challenge for us all, both time wise, weather wise and often organisationally.
Update 1st October 18,882 miles have been done by the group.
Please do support us
A group of thirteen of us spent three nights in the beauty of Kielder forest, in order to complete what is a gorgeous walking challenge for 2019 - to walk the circumference of Kielder Water (26.5 miles of beauty and blisters). During the weekend, alongside the challenge walk, I provided a juicing workshop on nutrition and we took part in another walk through Kielder Forest on the Sunday to stretch off our legs. Relaxation time was also enjoyed by all in the hot tubs provided in our lodges - fab group of people and fantastic challenge for all.
Huge congratulations to Sarah, who has run the Great Glen Way (79 miles) in 4 days. Amazing resilience and determination after some really committed training. Brilliant personal achievement.
A new Wholehearted walking group began in January and grows steadily. The group takes part in one organised walk per calendar month (on a Sunday). There are bonus walks throughout the year too and each group member gets a file to keep with details of each club walk in, for their own future reference. All of the walks are based in Yorkshire, within easy driving distance of the York & Selby area. Group members are offered the opportunity of walking breaks and events, should they wish to take part in them.