THE Askvas Walk for Precky in association with Container Cabins is underway with the teams setting off from Lands’ End on Monday.
Saints’ Tommy Martyn and Paul Sculthorpe MBE, alongside Lee Briers of Warrington Wolves, retired FIFA referee Mark Halsey and a host of other hikers are aiming to complete 900 miles in just 12 days to reach John O’Groats on May 16.
State of Mind Trustee Phil Cooper, Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) committee chairman Mike Denning and committee member Adrian Cunliffe are also taking part in this exciting challenge to raise funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation.
Ex rugby league player Jimmy Gittins who broke his neck playing rugby and is now paraplegic as a result is using a specially designed hand cycle.
The teams will split into two teams and rotate the walking in eight hour shifts.
The route passes through Bridgewater and Hereford reaching the Halliwell Jones Stadium Warrington on Friday May 9 then progresses north via Kendal, Carlisle, Peebles, Perth and Aviemore.
You can follow the walkers every step of the way by following on Twitter @StevePrescott1 or visiting the Steve Prescott Foundation website
Donations can be made here.
You can follow the challenge live by clicking here