268 miles in 12 days
PUBLISHED: 11:00 24 September 2011
A RELIEVED man has just completed a 268-mile-walk in 12 days to raise money for the RNLI and St Margaret's hospice.
Kev Mills, aged 28, of Sealeys Close in West Huntspill, completed the personal challenge by walking from Lands End in Cornwall to the Royal Artillery Arms in Highbridge, where he was congratulated by pub regulars.
Kev said: “My friend’s mum is actually in the hospice, so it is a cause very close to our hearts.
“I decided to do the walk because I have never tried something like this before. It was very difficult at some points and I think I had the worst two weeks of weather.”
Before Kev set off he expected to complete the walk in 14 days, but beat his target by two days.
He said: “In the first couple of days I was doing, on average, 15 or 16 miles a day, then I got up to 22 to 30 miles.
“I felt a mix of excitement and relief when I got back, but I’m quite proud of myself.”
Kev has raised more than £1,300 which will be split between the two charities.
Burnham RNLI volunteers attended a short thank you ceremony, where Kev was presented with a framed print of Burnham lifeboats.