At Alzheimer’s Research UK we’re getting really excited about Race the Tide, our challenging 100km hike to the Holy Island in September 2016. It’s going to be a really tough 30 hour non-stop hike through the Northumbrian countryside, and it’s all to defeat dementia. We’re hoping that 200 of our supporters will be brave enough to do it with us.
All the anticipation has got the office team reminiscing about our favourite hikes and our toughest ones. Check them out below and maybe they will inspire you!
‘Smiling on the outside but this was the end of the toughest day on the Inca Trail!’ Vicky, Corporate Partnerships Team
“Walking at the Murchison River, Kalbarri, Australia. One of the more precarious photos I’ve been in!” James, Fundraising Operations
“Hiking in the Icelandic Highlands. Hopefully Northumbria won’t be quite as cold!” Jade, Corporate Partnerships Team
“One of my favourite hiking memories is my 800km walk across northern Spain from the Pyrenees to Santiago de’Compostella.” Hugh, New Business Team
“I remember stopping for a rest at Sentinel Dome after a hot and dusty day of hiking in Yosemite National Park. There were breath-taking 360 degree views.” Laura, Science Communications Team
“At the end of the Horseshoe trail on Mount Snowden, the perfect way to celebrate a 10 year anniversary.” Carla, Research Team
“My most memorable hike was the Yorkshire Three Peaks with our partner PageGroup. I enjoyed the people and their determination, particularly having to run the last mile in order to complete the challenge within 10 hours” Marcus, New Business Team
“A sunny walk in Cambridgeshire. Not nearly as tough as Northumbria, but it’s a starting point for training!”- Yozzie, Corporate Partnerships Team
“The Austrian Alps are really steep, but so beautiful. Race the Tide sounds even tougher – walking overnight is a real challenge.” Paul, Digital Team
“Race the Tide is going to be a good excuse to go to the Lake District to train. I have some great hiking memories there. This is Wasdale lake near Scafell Pike” Kirsty, Media team
“I have vertigo so climbing Kilimanjaro was terrifying. I like a challenge and I’m ready to take on St Cuthbert’s Way!” Steve, Corporate Partnerships team