On the weekend of 17th/18th July, I am attempting to walk 100km, in and around Nidderdale on the south edge of the Yorkshire Dales, with an overall elevation of 1800m.

I will be walking 50km from 8am on the Saturday, sleeping a few hours in a small tent, then up at 5am to walk a further 50km on the Sunday, all in support of Ovacome, the charity that has supported my wife Allyson, following her diagnosis in May 2020. This will not be easy for me, as I have previously had a total hip replacement (left), knee and shoulder reconstructions and I’m 64!

After witnessing the devastating impact of an ovarian cancer diagnosis and inspired by my wife's walking, and the ‘Ovacome - Friday zoom Tribe’, who whilst all facing their own personal challenges, support each other in times of need. I needed to take on a challenge that required both the physical and mental resilience that in some very, very small way reflected the challenge that women with an ovarian cancer diagnosis face on a daily basis

My wife took on the challenge of walking 1000 miles in 2021, just after completing her 6 sessions of chemotherapy and is still having her maintenance therapy. Allyson being Allyson has now increased her challenge to walk 52 marathons in 52 weeks.

My daughter Megan is also running the London Marathon on the 3rd of October 2021 in aid of Ovacome.

When you donate, add a comment with your guess of how long you think it will take me to finish the challenge or leave a note in the 'comment' box on this page after you donate. Those with the right answers will be in with the chance of winning a bungee jump experience, a M&S voucher, a Rohan gift voucher, an adult cross back apron and a children's cross back apron (from 18months - 5yrs).

Garry Kent