Tough trek worth ef­fort

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

A team of four friends raised al­most £3,000 through a 100km char­ity trek.

Fa­ther and son Mark and Sam Wil­son, of Thorn­ton Close in Willes­bor­ough, and their friends Gemma Crouch and Ni­cola Jones suc­cess­fully com­pleted the Ox­fam Trail Trekker chal­lenge.

Mark and Sam trained for the trek by walk­ing across the North Downs in the cold­est win­ter and spring for years while more than 3,000 miles away in Abu Dhabi, where the women now live, they en­dured 30C to 40C heat to pre- pare for the event. The quar­tet then joined up for the trek, to spend a non-stop 29 hours and 43 min­utes walk­ing, run­ning and cycling from Skip­ton in North York­shire through the York­shire Dales National Park and back again.

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