Doncaster woman runs hundreds of miles to raise money for dementia charity

A Doncaster woman has braved hot weather, knee problems and a broken down van during her huge running challenge.

Sunday, 27th June 2021, 6:35 am

Vicky Hogg set off on her mammoth run on May 24 with the aim of running 924 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End.

On Wednesday, June 23 she completed her challenge in just 30 days.

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Vicky is raising money for Dementia UK.

Vicky, 35, from Adwick, said: “It’s crazy to think I ran that far with these two sparrow legs but getting to the finish line was so emotional.

“I have totted up my total distance and I have actually ran 924 miles.

“A massive thank you to 361° Europe and Metres to Miles, my local supplier, they've been brilliant to me with their help in raising awareness of Dementia as well.

During the event Vicky ran over 30 miles every day and endured a lot of hardship during her challenge.

She encountered the hottest day of the year, knee problem, a broken down support van and many painful blisters.

However, her sheer determination and drive to complete the event to raise money for charity, saw her right through to the most southerly point in the UK.

Vicky undertook the epic test to raise money for Dementia UK, following her first hand view of how the disease can rip families apart.

As part of her work helping people get back on their feet after hospital stays and illness, Vicky regularly meets people suffering from dementia and the impact it can have on a person and their families.

The past year, with increased quarantining and social distancing regulations, has really hit home

How lonely and vulnerable dementia suffers can be.

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