Julie training for Sahara Challenge
Julie’s chances are way more than 50-50
Julie Warnock’s chances of completing a two day running and trekking challenge across the Sahara desert is more like a sure thing, rather than 50-50, after she stepped up her training regime in the Falkirk Campus gym.
Business lecturer Julie, who turns 50 years of age this year, was working out with 50kg weights when she revealed details of her challenge between 10-15 October to try to raise £1550 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The UNESCO World Heritage Draa Valley will provides a dramatic backdrop for her Saharan adventure where she will cover two marathon distances in two days across endless sand dunes and rocky trails. However, there is an upside and after a tough day under the Moroccan sun, she will be able to relax in a private Bedouin campsite with luxurious showers sleep under the stars… all for a good cause!
Julie, said: “I am turning 50 years of age this year and I just wanted to do something a wee bit out there, and at the same time raise some money for Mamillan Cancer Support. They were brilliant when my mum died three years ago and I can’t really explain to people who have not had their own experience of them, how good they were.
“I am really looking forward to the challenge and flying into Marrakesh in Morocco to start the trek. I have upped my regular training in the gym and these weights are just the start. I will be doing more cardio and strength and conditioning under the watchful eye of Wai and Kasia.
“I hope my colleagues will want to help me raise my ideal total of £1550 and they can donate through my JustGiving page. I have even told my students who think I a bit out there, but hopefully they too will drop a few coins in the bucket!”
Anyone wishing to help Julie reach her target should visit her JustGiving page at the following link https://www.justgiving.com/juliewarnock