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Race the Tide

Miranda JohnsonYosra OsmanJade RolphVicky Naylor

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 to sign up for Race the Tide!

‘Smiling on the outside but this was the end of the toughest day on the Inca Trail!’ Vicky, Corporate Partnerships Team

‘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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

Find out more about Race the Tide.

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    Mandy Eldred Tyler 19 February 2016 at 12:15 pm #

    Before I sign up for this – how long would it take to train? Do I have time – I dont want to sign up and spend £50 if I am not going to have the time to train myself. I am a 54 yr old healthy woman apart from mild asthma and would really like to take part but my concern is that I wont have time to train before 10th September – can you give me a rough idea of how long it would take – thanks.

  2. Jade Rolph
    Jade Rolph 19 February 2016 at 1:56 pm #

    Discover Adventure have given us a plan and advice – here’s what we recommend:

    We applaud Mandy for asking about training – Race the Tide is going to be a tough challenge, so we want people to think carefully before signing up!

    We recommend that a beginner with average fitness undertakes a 15 week training plan around 4-6 months before the event (so starting between March and May for Race the Tide). The aim of the 15 week training plan is to build up the right muscles and endurance to complete the hike. If you finish the plan before the event then you’ll need to continue to walk regularly to keep those muscles fit and strong, but you won’t need to be as rigid about the distances you’re covering, frequency is more important. Right before the event you should reduce your walking to give your legs a rest. You can find some training guidance here.

    So the answer is that, yes, you will have time to train. However, you’ll need to fit in some long walks at weekends, so it’s important that you have enough time for this. Many people like to sign up for this type of event with a friend or family member so that they can enjoy the training walks together.

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