100k in a day: tableware dealer’s key account manager faces ultra-challenge for Macmillan

Parsley in Time’s Andrea Shearn-Wood swaps crocks for boots for charity fundraiser

Walking 100 kilometres is a tough challenge.  Doing it continuously, in a day, is ultra-tough.  Especially if the route includes 2,170 metres of climbing.  But that’s the challenge that Andrea Shearn-Wood, key account manager at foodservice tableware specialist Parsley in Time, has taken up, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Andrea will be doing the South Coast Ultra Challenge on 31 August – 1 September.  The 100km will cover the South Downs Way, from Eastbourne to Arundel – it’s some of the most beautiful but also hilly scenery in England.

“Sure, there’ll certainly be plenty of ups and downs!” says Andrea.  “I’ll be starting at 8am on the Saturday morning and going straight through, with the odd break here and there. Walking through the night will be a first for me. I am very excited about the whole thing!”

Andrea is a keen walker but has never done 100km continuously, so she’s started a training programme.  “I’m just increasing my distances and cardio gradually,” she says.  “My last big walk for training will be going up Carrauntoohil (the highest mountain in Ireland) and around the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.”