Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice chief completes gruelling Thames Path Challenge
PUBLISHED: 09:33 17 September 2013 | UPDATED: 09:33 17 September 2013
The chief executive of Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice completed the gruelling 100km Thames Path Challenge to raise almost £1,000 for the charity.
Kate Heaps completed the course in under 28 hours on Saturday and Sunday and hopes to break the £1,000 mark.
She said: “It was very tough going, especially from the 64 to 77 km mark, which we walked between 2am and 6.30am through thick river mist, dark, cold and through a wooded track covered in tree roots, cobwebs and nettles. All I could see was lit by my head torch and each time I tripped I was worried I might end up in the river.
“The final stretch from 87km was also quite a challenge, because although it was light by then, there were some unexpected hills and several stiles which proved a trial.
“I got my first blister at about 35km and they just kept on coming, I can hardly walk this morning, but am smiling, very proudly wearing my ‘I survived the Thames Path Challenge’ t-shirt and Medal.
“Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me so far and for your messages of support, you kept me going when I really didn’t think I could.”
To sponsor Kate visit virginmoneygiving.com/KateHeaps100kmThamesPath.