On Saturday 29th June 2019, Alistair Hunt, Price Davis’ very own resident Xero guru and hiking enthusiast, will be taking on the Cotswold Way Challenge all in support of Mind – The Mental Health Charity.
Mind are mental health advocates who “provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem”. One in four people across the world experience a mental health issue every year, and Mind are at the forefront of campaigning for wider recognition of mental health issues, as well as being a port of call for anyone seeking support for themselves or their loved ones.
Mind’s mission is to “improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.” Alistair’s mission is to walk the 100KM – thats 62.1371 miles to get technical – from Bath to Cheltenham!
For those not in the know, the Challenge itself is a real test of both physical and mental endurance as the challenge spans 100km of some of the South West’s most idyllic, and demanding trails and footpaths – interspersed with a quick pit-stop at the local public house, at least, that’s how I would keep motivated!
As an avid hiking enthusiast who travels the length and breadth of the UK on hiking excursions, you may think that this would be a walk in the park – excuse the pun – for Alistair, however, having never undertaken a trek of this distance, he prepared by regularly going on walks pushing himself further and further each time, all in the company of his boys to keep him motivated.
However, Alsitair’s preparation for the Cotswold Way Challenge was fraught with setbacks. Not long into his training Alistair was stuck down with a back injury which put him out of action for the following 2 weeks. Upon recovery, Alistair then injured his foot, giving him great difficulty walking for long periods of time – not ideal going into a 100KM trek.
All of us at Price Davis are very proud of Alistair’s efforts, and he has currently raised a very respectable £353 for the charity so far through his Just Giving Page, but there is still plenty of time for him to raise more before the event! If you would like to help Alistair raise money for this incredibly worthy cause you can contribute to his just giving found here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alistairtrekking