‘Marathon was easier’ Steppers complete the MoonWalk

Sudbury Steppers complete the London MoonWalk.
From left: Mandy Theobald, Darren Theobald, Jem Smith, Carol Wadley-Smith, Rebecca Bain ANL-160525-124223001
Sudbury Steppers complete the London MoonWalk. From left: Mandy Theobald, Darren Theobald, Jem Smith, Carol Wadley-Smith, Rebecca Bain ANL-160525-124223001

A group of friends from Sudbury Steppers have successfully completed the London MoonWalk.

Mandy Theobald, Darren Theobald, Jem Smith, Carol Wadley-Smith and Rebecca Bain took on the 26.2 mil nighttime walk through London on May 14, to raise money for Breast Cancer charities.

The group made it across the line together in just over nine hours.

They were treated to a carnival atmosphere in ‘MoonWalk City ‘ at the start, where all the participants ate and warmed up together to the soundtrack of a salsa band.

“It was a fantastic evening. The route was littered with people out supporting the walkers and the Walk the Walk volunteers who tirelessly cheered everyone on,” said Mrs Bain.

“The night was tough at times with old injuries flaring up and having to battle the cold in the hours before dawn.

“But the support from each other, the volunteers and the other walkers really helped to see us through when it got hard.”

“Even with all the hundreds of miles you clock up whilst training, nothing quite prepares you for the distance or the fact you are doing it when you should be sleeping.”

One of the group, Jem Smith, ran the London Marathon just a few weeks before, but said he found walking the distance was more difficult in many ways than running it, particularly mentally, just because of how long he was walking for.

In total the group has managed to raise almost £700, with money still to collect. You can still donate to the group’s fund by visiting moonwalklondon2016.everydayhero.com/uk/sudbury-steppers.