Now Julie walks to success

I did it: Julie Phillips walked through the night
I did it: Julie Phillips walked through the night

ADVENTUROUS gran Julie Phillips has done it again. This time she has trekked 100km to add more to her fund-raising total.

Julie, who works at Salterlee School, Shibden, took part in Trail Trekkers to raise money for Oxfam.

Along with three friends, they had just 30 hours to get back to the starting point at Airevale School in Skipton.

She first tried two years ago but finished after the alloted time – in 30 hours, 47 minutes. This time she crossed the line well before the time in 29 hours and 32 minutes.

“It felt pretty good compared to the first time I did it,” said Julie, 42, “It was tough – there was torrential wind blowing at us.

“I needed to do it in time to prove I could,” she said.

Half their team of four finished and they raised more than £1,300.

The group set off at 6am and they continued through the night to finish just after 10.30am.

“It’s just amazing place because you’re going through the Dales. I think it’s the cause as well. Even though they’ve been going for a long time it’s nice to raise money for someone different.”

In April Julie climbed to Everest base camp, and her scrapbook also has pictures of her on top of Kilimanjaro.

To sponsor her visit www.charitygiving.com and find the team “Four go for it in the Yorkshire Dales”.