Mike's off on marathon walk
1:40pm Saturday 29th September 2012 in News
Pembrokeshire adventurer and Olympic torchbearer, Mike Davies, will set off on a non-stop walkathon tomorrow (Sunday) to raise funds for charity and as part of his own recovery journey.
Mike is raising funds for Blind Veterans UK as well as training to overcome polymyalgia rheumatica, an inflammatory condition which causes stiffness and pain in the major muscle groups.
Blind Veterans, formerly known as St Dunstan’s, helps ex-servicemen and women who have lost their sight.
Mike, aged 74 and a lifelong athlete, is determined to overcome his own condition to accompany his son Nigel on an 850-mile cycle challenge from John O’Groats to Land’s End next year.
Nigel lost his sight due to a rare condition at the age of 48.
The pair plan to embark on their epic bike ride next June to raise money for Blind Veterans UK.
“Having done the John O’Groats challenge in 2008, I have the experience to support Nigel and, despite being 75 years old in October, I have every confidence of again being his eyes for his 2013 quest,” said Mike.
On Sunday, starting at 9a,m Mike will walk around Haverfordwest Racecourse for the entire day hopefully finishing at 5pm.
He hopes to complete two or three circuits of the racecourse every hour and at least 20 miles in total.
Mike can be sponsored via www. j u s t g i v i n g .com/Mi k e - Davies2012.