Max Sheppard first came to visit us in December 2017 after embarking on his initial training to take on the London 2 Brighton 100km walk. He was experiencing foot pain and debilitating callusing and blistering which he never experienced prior to training. Since, December we have worked hard with Max to help him to succeed with his challenge. We have worked to offer advice and orthotic supports to wear in his walking boots, cushioning and spacers to help reduce the friction as well as maintaining the condition of his feet to help him achieve his 100km goal.
Over the May bank Holiday Max completed his challenge in just over 25 hours and contributed to charitable causes by doing so. Max sent us this photo of him post challenge preparing to begin the recovery process!
It seems that Max is a glutton for punishment and has signed up for another gruelling 100km challenge! This time over the August bank holiday weekend. This time he will be participating in the South Coast Challenge which is being organised by Action Challenge.
Max is raising funds this time for TAMBA (twin and multiple birth association) which is a charity close to both of our hearts as Max has identical girl twins and I have identical boys and both of our families are members of this organisation.
Tamba is the only UK-wide charity working to improve the lives of twins, triplets or more, and their families. They do this through successful campaigning to improve health and developmental outcomes; funding clinical research to reduce the risks faced before, during and after birth; and by providing practical support for all families, including those in crisis and my family has benefited from their support in our early days of having our twins.
If you would like to donate and support Max his fundraising page is:
Good Luck Max!!