NAC CARES Virtual Challenge – Week 2
By Lauren Amphlett

The NAC CARES Team are seventeen days into their virtual Lands End To John O’Groats (LEJOG) challenge, and this last week has seen them cover a further 65.86 miles (106.1km). This means the team have covered a total of 227.29 miles (365.80km), equating to 1/5 of the total distance.

This week’s miles were dedicated to aspergillosis patient Ian Stratton, an avid runner with Brackla Harriers who recently passed away.

This week’s collective effort has again been achieved with team walks, trail, road and treadmill running, and more long hours on static bikes. This week’s virtual landmark was the stunning Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast near Lulworth in Dorset, England. 



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.

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