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.
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.
If you can, please help Nicki and Stu in their 2019 Mission to End Duchenne in 10.
To learn more about duchenne and the bravery of those affected…