PB Challenge 4

In May 2019, Stu Westfield (Ranger Expeditions & Ranger Ultras) and Nicki Lygo (Hospital Doctor and Double Pennine Way completer) will be taking on a special challenge, running for duchenne muscular dsytrophy. The aim is to complete the Peak District Boundary trail, all 190 miles in 100 hours. It’s an ambitious challenge, requiring determination and a programme of conditioning in the months building-up to the start.

For this challenge, Stu and Nicki will be met by support crew at regular intervals, enabling them to travel light, enabling a sporting chance at the 100 hour time.

Would you like to help support?

There’s a few things which would be a huge help…

* Support vehicle
* Places to sleep and refresh, on the route
* Self-sufficient accompanying walkers will also be very welcome to join us on the route.

Corporate sponsors:

We will prominently featuring your company branding and ethos on our web page, Legends tracker system page with worldwide reach, all our fundraising newsletters and publicity photos / video. In return, we are looking to partner companies who can support us in the following ways…

* Items of performance clothing: Lightweight waterproofs, soft shell, base layers
* Items of kit: 2x Race vests (5 to 10 litre capacity), GPS unit with maps, ration packs.
* Operational funding (support vehicle fuel, team sustenance, team branded clothing, accommodation costs)

As our planning progresses we’ll share news updates with projected timings.

Many of you will already know Nicki from her superb double back-to-back Pennine Way walk in 2018, much of which she did self-supported, carrying tent, stove and all her own gear. Nicki has a personal connection with duchenne muscular dystrophy. It is a terribly debilitating disease, where the sufferer rarely survives beyond childhood. The good news is that in recent years, significant progress has been made towards a lasting treatment. For the first time, there is the distinct possibility that a cure for duchenne could be available within ten years. But, there is still work to do and this kind of science doesn’t come cheap.

Update March 2019

“Training is well underway, increasing mileage and conditioning to long days over a variety of terrain. Together with friends, we have recce’d four sections of the route. This has been enormously beneficial in highlighting a couple of route ‘red herrings’ as well as a long term diversion due to trail maintenance activity. The recce exercise has also helped us refine the details of our movement strategy, aiming for as light as possible with purposeful pace. Which brings us to our appeal to Corporate Sponsors. We are very conscious of keeping the operational costs of the challenge as low as possible. We are seeking sponsorship partners to assist with funding and items of kit. In return we offer logo and name placement on this web page, social media platforms, tracker site (all visible to a world wide audience) and also on photography and film throughout the challenge” – Stu Westfield  rangerexped@hotmail.co.uk

If you can, please help Nicki and Stu in their 2019 Mission to End Duchenne in 10.

Link to End Duchenne Just Giving Page

To learn more about duchenne and the bravery of those affected…

Link to Duchenne UK

PB Challenge 3