muddyboots_featA team made up of Leaders, Committee Members and Parents from 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group are preparing to take on a challenge of a lifetime by walking 100km non-stop across the Yorkshire Dales to raise money for charity.
In a few months time – Stephen Spencer, Ashley Proctor, David Weale, Steve Serna and Graham Proctor will head to Skipton in North Yorkshire to take part in the annual Oxfam Trailtrekker Challenge to raise money for Oxfam to help people in poverty.
The challenge involves a loop across the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park starting at Skipton, through to Malham then Horton in Ribblesdale, then round past the halfway point to Deepdale where the route heads to Buckden then Hetton and back to the finish at Skipton.
The route is very challenging, and it requires great determination and teamwork to complete it within the 30-hour (that’s day and night) time limit. However the team will be counting on their support crew, made up of Callum Linger, Carl Adshead and Jimmy Graham to help cheer them and provide food and drink at the various buy modafinil with debit card checkpoints along the way.
The team, named “Ince and Elton Muddy Boots” is one of nearly 300 teams that will be taking part in this year’s challenge, which takes place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June.
Team leader Steve Spencer said: “I’ve been looking at doing something that can make a difference for a year or so now so when I received an email after drinking a bottle of red wine I thought it was exactly what I needed.”
“After cajoling leaders and various parents into thinking we were going for a short stroll at the weekend we now have a great team. We have been walking 2/3 times a week now since November and are confident we will be able to complete the course and raise a lot of money for Oxfam GB.”
“I’d like to thank all the wives and families who have become Trailtrekker widows for their support; it will be worth all the effort when we cross that finish line.”
For more information about the team and the challenge they’re taking on or to make a donation please visit www.1stinceandelton.org.uk/muddyboots