FSD Tendering Engineer Rebecca Smith battled blisters and scorching sunshine to achieve a fantastic fundraising effort: the Trekfast Challenge. Rebecca was raising money to enable a local child, Johnny Pantry, to receive essential treatment for cerebral palsy which will hugely improve his quality of life. In Rebecca’s own words:
“Wow, well it’s done – 56miles in 22hrs 53mins. We went the wrong way at one point, someone had moved the little marker flags! Like I needed to do an extra 2 miles, which basically added on an extra 1.5hours to the challenge.
It was hotter than I’d imagine hell to be and the only thing that kept me going for the last 10 miles was all the donations I had received, I didn’t want to let you guys down. I really was a broken women at the end and collapsed onto my knees after the finish line, completely physically, mentally and emotionally drained. We were told that the temperature on Saturday was 28˚C, the route had no shade at all and there was very little breeze to speak of and to top it off checkpoints 5 (&6) were swarming with midges! I have multiple blisters and a tight right calf/hamstring, so I did surprisingly well compared to others. That was by far the hardest thing I have ever done.”
Well done, Rebecca!