Taking on challenges is important and helps me to stay motivated, both in my personal life and in my career. I push to challenge myself at least once a year while simultaneously supporting a charity.
The Mighty Hikes is a series of one-day hiking marathons around the UK, organized by Macmillan Cancer Support. Each Mighty Hike takes you to some of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of the country. I first saw the Mighty Hikes advertised on social media and thought it would be a perfect fit for this years’ personal challenge. I really enjoy being active and have a good general level of fitness, so having the opportunity to take part and raise money for an amazing cause is ideal.
I teamed up with two of my friends to take on the challenge. As a group, we decided to take on the Lake District as we had been hiking there before and fell in love with the area. Unfortunately, I was unable to do much training beforehand and naively thought I’d be fine due to my fitness level and passion for walking. I assumed the hikes wouldn’t be too difficult due to the large number of 2552 participants and variety in fitness levels. I was wrong and it was tough.