By now, it's no secret that we love catching up with our incredible fundraisers. You may remember Sarah Farrell after she took on the epic lockdown challenge of walking 26 miles around her garden (yes, a whole marathon!) after our Hadrian's Wall trek was postponed in May 2020.  

We caught up with our own Captain Moore one year on to find out what inspired her virtual challenge, why she values Trekstock's services and why you should join her on our 2022 Hadrian's Wall challenge. 

What inspired your virtual Hadrian's Wall challenge?

It seemed like a great way to do something productive at a time when everything was on hold. Like so many people, all of my long-held plans for 2020 were curtailed by lockdown, and at the beginning of March last year I felt overwhelmingly anxious about the whole situation. My relief at lockdown being announced and implemented then very quickly turned into nervousness about finding things to do, so committing to the virtual challenge at home in the garden gave me something positive to focus on and a goal to achieve, as well as meaning that all of that early 2020 training wasn't squandered! 

Why have you chosen to support Trekstock? 

I first encountered Trekstock through my incredible friend Jolene, who is a Trekstock Young Adult Ambassador. After hearing more about the brilliant work which the charity does to support the 34 young people diagnosed with cancer in the UK every day, I felt really inspired to support them, especially having lost a very close friend to this awful illness when I was younger. My first Trekstock challenge was the Big Urban Trek in May of 2019, and being part of that day really cemented just how important and inspiring the Trekstock network is.

It also seemed like the perfect challenge to take on after the Big Urban Trek- and a wonderful way to see a beautiful part of the world too, whilst of course, fundraising and spreading the word about Trekstock's work. Before lockdown it also gave me the perfect excuse to spend weekends training with my friends, visiting new corners of the countryside to get those all-important steps in.

Why should others join Team Trekstock in our 2022 Hadrian's Wall adventure? 

Incredible surroundings, big walking action, and supporting a fantastic cause at the same time- why not?! 


If you feel inspired to join Sarah and #TeamTrekstock in our 2022 Hadrian’s Wall challenge click here. If you have any questions please email [email protected]


Sarah Farrell (she/her)