Parsley in Time’s Andrea Shearn-Wood swaps crocks for boots for charity fundraiser
Walking 100 kilometres is a tough challenge. Doing it continuously, in a day, is ultra-tough. Especially if the route includes 2,170 metres of climbing. But that’s the challenge that Andrea Shearn-Wood, key account manager at foodservice tableware specialist Parsley in Time, has taken up, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Andrea will be doing the South Coast Ultra Challenge on 31 August – 1 September. The 100km will cover the South Downs Way, from Eastbourne to Arundel – it’s some of the most beautiful but also hilly scenery in England.
“Sure, there’ll certainly be plenty of ups and downs!” says Andrea. “I’ll be starting at 8am on the Saturday morning and going straight through, with the odd break here and there. Walking through the night will be a first for me. I am very excited about the whole thing!”
Andrea is a keen walker but has never done 100km continuously, so she’s started a training programme. “I’m just increasing my distances and cardio gradually,” she says. “My last big walk for training will be going up Carrauntoohil (the highest mountain in Ireland) and around the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.”
Rob Blunderfield, marketinganager at Parsley in Time, says the whole company is very proud of Andrea’s efforts. “We’re all rooting for her and we’re planning a few things to help her with the fund raising,” he says.
Andrea says, “It’s a big challenge but, of course, this is no challenge compared to the one the people who need the services of Macmillan face. The funds I’m hoping to raise are really needed, to continue the outstanding work that Macmillan carries out – if you can donate, please do!”