Ian Russell, who lives near Chepstow and recently retired from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, set himself a huge challenge with the aim of raising funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and his local tennis club in Chepstow.
A keen walker, Ian decided to quite literally walk around Wales! He walked from Chepstow, up the Offa’s Dyke Path and then around the Coast Path – both official UK ‘Long Distance Paths’. The paths are officially 1068 miles but Ian ended up walking 1186 miles over 80 days. He took 2.7 million steps with 115,000ft of ascent (and descent).