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Endurance walker powering from city to coast

An electricity worker from Heathfield will need all the energy she can get during an endurance 62-mile trek from London to Brighton for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

From Press releases - 15 May 2014 12:00 AM

An electricity worker from Heathfield will need all the energy she can get during an endurance 62-mile trek from London to Brighton for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

At 8am on Saturday, May 24, Melanie Webb, a talent consultant for UK Power Networks in Hazelwick Avenue, Three Bridges, will set out on the longest walk of her life.

The 100k London to Brighton Challenge involves walking through the day and the night, taking in views of the River Thames, North Downs, South Downs and Brighton coastline. Despite the scenery Mel has no intention of hanging around to admire the view and aims to complete the route at a rate of four miles per hour, finishing in about 15 hours.

Mel said: “I really am looking forward to the walk. The nearer it gets the more excited I am about it. I love anything that is a challenge so walking through the night and crossing that finish line having raised lots of money for charity will be wonderful.

“The main reason I’m walking for Breakthrough Breast Cancer is that I have known family, friends and colleagues with breast cancer. My mum survived breast cancer and I want others to be able to do the same. It’s so prevalent and this is such a good cause.”

Mel has notched up a distance of 18 miles in one of her training sessions and she is using every spare moment on the treadmill and cross trainer at the gym to increase her stamina for long distance walking.

So far she has raised nearly £200 for her charity and UK Power Networks will be supporting her by matching what she raises up to £100. The route starts at Richmond and finishes at Brighton Racecourse with the majority of the route following footpaths and bridleways.

Mel’s fundraising page is at: http://www.justgiving.com/user/41553118