24 May 2012 Marathon Effort for Kronospan Moon Walkers
Kronospan employees Teresa Mitchell and Barb Graham have raised over £1100 for Breast Cancer by taking part in the London MoonWalk on 12th May 2012.
The MoonWalk is a 26.2 mile marathon power walk which raises money for breast cancer causes.
Starting in Hyde Park Teresa and Barb strode out together in the trademark MoonWalk decorated bras. Laurence Llewellen-Bowen and Nina Barough were at the starting line to cheer them and the 17,000 other walkers on.
Teresa said, “We set off at midnight power walking along the marathon route. Seeing the 23 mile marker was sheer bliss, although lots of personal motivation was needed for the final stretch through Hyde Park. We finally crossed the finishing line seven hours and five minutes later - it was a really euphoric moment for us! We were both mentally and physically exhausted but we are extremely proud of our achievement. We both want to thank our friends, colleagues and Kronospan for all their support and sponsorship.”
Although Teresa and Barb trained for months, the long walk made them realise just how much time marathon distance walkers have to dedicate to training to make sure they can cover the distance. The aches and pains have now subsided and Teresa and Barb both feel it was a fantastic experience.
Organiser and founder of Walk the Walk Worldwide, Nina Barough, says “The MoonWalk is about women and men taking charge of their lives themselves, by not only getting fitter in order to take on this challenge but by uniting in the common bond of making a difference to vital breast cancer causes. It is probably the most dynamic and awe-inspiring night that you could experience”.
So far the 2012 MoonWalk has raised £2.5million. Since 1998 this unique challenge has brought together over 200,000 women and men who have the united goal of raising money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes. In 2011 the MoonWalk London raised in excess of £5.8million, bringing the total to over £75million in just 14 years