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LOCAL TEACHER COMPLETES 73-MILE NON-STOP WALK AROUND THE ISLAND IN AID OF CHARITY

Ianrock2Local PE teacher Ian Rock completed a gruelling 73-mile walk around the coast of the Isle of Wight over the weekend, all in aid of the Huntingdon’s Disease Association (HDA) – a cause close to his heart.

Ian set off from Ryde Pier at around 07:00 on Saturday (18th May) before returning – having walked the entirety of the Island’s coast – some 29 hours later at around 13:00 on Sunday (19th May).

Cheered on by family and friends along the way, Ian completed a total of 136,718 steps and burnt a total of 6,308 calories during his epic 73-mile route.

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A teacher at Carisbrooke College, Medina College and the Island VI Form, Mr Rock – as he is known to his students – was diagnosed himself with Huntingdon’s back in November 2023.

Huntington’s disease is a condition that damages nerve cells in the brain causing them to stop working properly. It’s passed on from a person’s parents and sees the condition of the brain deteriorate over time.

Those keeping tabs were treated to regular updates on Ian’s Facebook page.

Upon finishing the walk, more than 3 times the length of Walk The Wight, Ian said:

“My feet are very sore but thanks to everybody for your support, I really appreciate it.

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“I’m now gonna go home and have a beer”

So far a total of £2,985 has been raised. Anyone wishing to donate to the JustGiving page can do so here.

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bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
28 days ago

Well done ..all the best.

Graham Jacobs
Graham Jacobs
27 days ago

I have driven all the way around the island.

John
John
Reply to  Graham Jacobs
23 days ago

You’re so cool

Steph
Steph
27 days ago

Fantastic ,well done

 

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