NSPCC asks Cardiff locals: “Can you HACK it this September”?
The NSPCC’s renowned HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids) is taking place for the first time in St David’s and the charity is looking for local people in Cardiff who want a real physical challenge to sign up to take part.
The St David’s Peninsula HACK takes place on Saturday 17 September 2011. It is one of eleven HACKs taking place this year. The route follows some of the most stunning coastline in Wales, along the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastal path.
There are two circular options along Wales’ most popular coastal destination. A 12.5 mile walk which offers participants the chance to see Britain’s smallest city, St David’s. Or a tougher 24 mile route which takes you further along the coast and across country, taking in the charms of the village of Solva.
NSPCC community fundraising manager, Julie Richards said: “Training for the HACK is a great way to start a keep fit campaign, and is an amazing challenge and experience. The HACK will be a fabulous day out in the great outdoors and a valuable opportunity to help the NSPCC raise money to support its projects and services in South Wales and across the UK.”
The HACK challenge can be great fun, but is hard work. A 24 mile walk is a demanding physical challenge and the NSPCC recommends people who register undertake some training before hand.
· Average walkers should complete the 24 mile route comfortably within 12 hours with more experienced faster walkers aiming to complete the walk within eight hours.
· There will be checkpoints and marshals on route, with radio contact between all checkpoints and the control centre.
· The terrain is very varied and the weather conditions can change quickly, so suitable walking boots, clothing and accessories, such as a rucksack, are recommended for all walkers.
· Check out the training tips section on the NSPCC website www.nspcc.org.uk/hack for more information.
It’s time to pull on some hiking boots and fill your lungs with sea air to help end cruelty to children in the UK. The registration fee is £20 for the 24 mile route, £10 for the 12.5 and is for over 18s only.
Once registered, participants will receive a walker’s pack with all the essential information – start times, further details of the route and all they need to start their fundraising-fun.