Jen Le Marinel, previously of St Jamess Place Wealth Management, set off on 3 July to walk solo from Lands End to John OGroats, to raise money for charities supporting those adults facing significant life challenges.
Jen Le Marinel, previously of St James's Place Wealth Management, set off on 3 July to walk solo from Land's End to John O'Groats, to raise money for charities supporting those adults facing significant life challenges. On 15 October, she finally completed this 1,400-mile journey after 103 days.
Jen walked the scenic route (500 miles longer than direct, much of it on high, remote terrain), averaging 16 miles a day (88 days' walking) and climbing the height of Everest 5.5 times. She even managed an ascent of Great Britain's tallest mountain, Ben Nevis, en route.
Jen says: "It was undoubtedly one of the hardest yet most incredible experiences of my life, and I can't quite believe it's over! Despite the fact that my body now aches horrendously, it's amazing how quickly the bad days fade away, blurred by the haze of time and joy. I seem to only remember the good bits! The highs of the trip include reaching the top of Ben Nevis, despite strong winds and being horribly unwell the previous day, and completing the Pennine Way, a big tick off the bucket list. But one of the most amazing things was all the wonderful people I met along the way and discovering incredible kindness from complete strangers. The lows walking with food poisoning probably comes top of the list, followed by being chased repeatedly by cows in Somerset and wondering whether my tent and I were going to get blown off a cliff one particularly windy night! But was it worth it? Absolutely!"
You can read more about Jen's journey here: https://jlemarinel-lejog.com
Jen has raised over £9,500 to date and is still collecting. If you'd like to help Jen reach her target of £12,000, you can donate here: https://jlemarinel-lejog.com/charities