Navy Fleet Stores Coordinator tackles summer’s toughest trek

26 June 2013 14:10

A Navy Fleet Stores Coordinator has taken on summer’s toughest trek to raise money for Blind Veterans UK.

Last weekend saw dozens of people take part in this year's 100k London to Brighton walk in aid of Blind Veterans UK, which is the charity's biggest fundraiser.

Over a gruelling 24 hour period, it took walkers from a starting point in south London, along the banks of the Thames, through countryside paths in Surrey, Sussex and the North and South Downs, and ended at the charity's centre in Ovingdean, Brighton where much deserved food and drink awaited all.

One of those who took part in the challenge was Joe Dwyer, 36, a current Royal Navy member in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. Joe currently works at the Navy's base in Northwood, Watford. A fitness enthusiast, Joe has completed half-marathons in the past, but this is the first time has completed the 100k.

Joe gave an incredible performance on the day, completing 100km walk in 22:05:24 hours, quicker than the allocated 24 hours.

Joe says he enjoyed the training and noticed the improvement to his fitness levels. He is also keen to raise as much money for Blind Veterans UK as possible, saying: "Supporting a charity which works to better the lives of past and present military men and women - who have given the greatest sacrifice - was a good enough reason to complete the 100k challenge".

To view the other results and times visit the results website.

To register your interest for Blind Veterans UK 100km walk 2014 visit the website.

To view more photographs from the event visit Blind Veterans UK on Facebook.