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Richard Lancaster home from charity trek

NUNNERY STUD director Richard Lancaster completed his 420km charity walk on May 29, raising  £24,000 for three charities – Racing Welfare, MacMillan Cancer Support and ABF the Soldiers' Charity.

Lancaster's trek began in Arles, southern France, and headed West to Toulouse, following the first stage of the ancient Pilgrim's Route which leads to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Lancaster said: "It was much harder than I thought it would be. After Montpellier we entered enter the mountainous region of Haut Languedoc. Having said that, we enjoyed the most spectacular countryside, and you are away from everything. It averaged out at about 30km per day, and we finished at the cathedral in Toulouse.

 

Richard Lancaster: raised £24,000

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

"My preparation went very well – I was fitter than I thought when I started. The important thing was getting used to walkingday after day. I only had one day off out of the 16, and the pack I was carrying was 15kg or so.

"There are refuges along the way which stayed in, otherwise we were in cheap hotels. I had friends who came out for three or four days at a time to accompany me.

"The money is still dribbling in. If anyone still wants to donate there are details on the latest news section of the Shadwell website."

 

 

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