During March 2015 David Gibson decided to challenge himself to walk one million steps, in conjunction with Move a Mile for Muscles.
David, who is 76 years old, is no stranger to endurance challenges. In the past he has completed The Pennine Way national trail, the Coast2Coast Walk and the Yorkshire three Peaks. David wanted to final large scale challenge to raise awareness for Muscular Dystrophy UK.
David’s great nephew (his brother’s grandson), Tom, has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Tom is now 13 years old, and David wanted to raise further awareness of his condition.
David first supported the charity in 2009, first by completing a 17 day walk around Northern Ireland, and followed this up with a 17 mile one day walk the following year. He remembers both of these events fondly, and hopes all the families who took part along side him remember the occasion too.
Sara Wilcox, the Regional Development Manager for his area, is so impressed with his challenge.
It’s brilliant to see people set themselves an original challenge, and I was so impressed to hear of David’s One Million Steps challenge. Moving that far is roughly equivalent to 476 miles- an incredible distance for one month. This is a fantastic example of someone taking the idea of Move a Mile for Muscles and really making it their own.”
It’s easy to get involved with Move a Mile for Muscles, and we look forward to seeing lots of events throughout the summer months.