NAC CARES Virtual Challenge – Week 1
By Lauren Amphlett

It has been ten days since the NAC CARES Team embarked on their virtual Lands End To John O’Groats (LEJOG) challenge. The virtual challenge, which the team began on World Aspergillosis Day 2023 (February 1st), covers the length of the UK and will see the team run, cycle and walk a total of 1,084 miles (1,743km). 

The goal is to complete the distance in 100 days and to raise just £1 for every km travelled.

The first ten days have already seen the team cover 14% of the distance; that is 161.4 miles (259.70km), and they are ahead of schedule by a whopping 68.48 miles (110.2km)! The collective effort has been achieved with walks, running, and long hours on static bikes and treadmills. Check out some of the areas we have passed below, and let us know if you live nearby!

The team will be dedicating the next week of miles and km to aspergillosis patient Ian Stratton, an avid runner with Brackla Harriers who recently passed away.

If you would like to read more about the Fungal Infection Trust (FIT) which the team are fundraising for, and donate, then follow the link