May 11, 2021
On 1st November 2020 our Solihull cafe bar manager, Melissa Pugh, signed up to complete the Virtual End to End ‘Lands End to John O Groats’ run and walk event! The challenge and aim is to achieve 874 miles before 25th October 2021!
Melissa said: "The reason for committing to this event is to gain a new focus and prioritise both my physical and mental health and wellbeing, especially in the current climate.
“I measure my routes and mileage as I go via Strava and Garmin, and all mileage is submitted online via the End to End website in order to track my progress. I have also created an Instagram page that which acts as a diary in order to log my ventures and to inspire others to follow, support and have belief that with the right mindset you can achieve anything!
“Throughout this journey so far, I have learnt so much about myself; my strength, character and determination, and most of all that consistency is key! It's also proving to be a fundamental part of my own personal journey, in which I am proud of. Along with the importance of self-care and expressing gratitude.
“My initial goal was to hit the 100 mile mark and set up a Just Giving page to raise funds and awareness for Mind Charity, with all donations and contributions being greatly received with heaps of appreciation in making a huge difference in the importance of prioritising your mental health.
“Please feel free to give my instagram page a follow @melissa_lejog7_874miles If you would like to make a kind donation please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/melissa-pughlejog7