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Challenging walk for Kent staff and alumni
A team of Kent staff and alumni has just completed a challenging trek for charity.
David Hayling, Head of IT Infrastructure, and Rosie Borland from Kent Unions Oaks Day Nursery, together with Kent alumni Dave Reeve and Pete Hardy, took part in a grueling 100km non-stop walk across the South Downs from 14-15 July.
Trailwalker™ UK 2012 was organised by Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust, with all proceeds going towards the two charities. The Kent team has so far raised around £1,000 – to help them raise more, see http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Sine-Nomine.
David, who joined the University last month (June) explained that Trailwalker is an annual event that started as a training exercise for soldiers of the Queens Gurkha Signals Regiment.
I wanted a new challenge and this was it! he said. We set out at 7am on Saturday and finished at 11.30am on Sunday. We hoped to complete the walk in 24 hours, but it ended up being 28½ hours because of rain, mud and injury.
David hopes that other Kent staff, students and alumni might be encouraged to join in the challenge next year. To find out more, email David on email@example.com.
Story published at 9:53am 31 July 2012
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