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Paralympic sprinter David Devine calls on public to tackle 100k endurance challenge

Date
14 March 2014 16:00

Partially-sighted Paralympic sprinter David Devine, who won two Bronze medals during the London 2012 Paralympics, is calling on public to tackle Blind Veterans UK's 100k walk

Partially-sighted Paralympic sprinter David Devine, who won two Bronze medals during the London 2012 Paralympics, is among four Olympic and Paralymic athletes who have lent their support to the Blind Veterans UK's 100k walk challenge, saying: "It is great that so many people will be taking part in Blind Veterans UK's 100k 24 hour Walk this June. It'll be a gruelling challenge, and I'm sure won't come without a few blisters along the way!

Paralymian David Devine adds, "However, the results that will come of the efforts of the people participating will be felt right across the UK.

"As someone with a sight impairment, I have a huge respect for Blind Veterans UK's valuable work and I'd urge the public to support this worthy cause."

The athletes are supporting the 24-hour London-to-Brighton 100k walk to raise money for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision impaired ex-Service men and women.

Places for our 100k Walk, set to kick off in Putney on Saturday 21st June and conclude on Sunday 22nd June, are currently available, with a registration fee of £99 per participant or £120 for a two- or four-man relay team.

The all inclusive entrance fee for participants includes hot food at three rest stops, snacks and refreshments along the route, support from first aiders en route and a free event t-shirt.

The event is Blind Veterans UK's biggest annual fundraiser and takes 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 to the charity's centre in Brighton. Places are still available for our 100k walk, sign up for the Blind Veterans UK 100k Walk.