Chief Executives Challenge – WR2 to K2

For 2020 our Chief Executive Mel Kirk has decided to set herself a challenge while raising much needed funds for Maggs. The final part of this will be a trek in Pakistan later in the year.

Mel sustained a foot injury in 2018 after walking the Worcestershire way, and when she did another 20 mile walk before recovering she broke 2 of the tendons. Now that she has healed she has decided that it is time to put her feet ( and custom made foot supports) to work and take on a bigger walk than ever before. In July she will be spending 3 days trekking to the second highest alpine plateau in the world near K2 in North Pakistan.

While details have yet to be finalised, she will recording the trials and tribulations of her training during 2020 through this blog. Also Mel is interested to hear from anyone who has any suggestions for training walks as long as they are on public transport routes for ease of access. She is also is happy for people to join her on any of her walks as long as this is pre-arranged. So please don’t be shy and just get in touch.

Mel would like to stress that all events and training are being undertaken using her weekends and/or pre-booked annual leave with costs being covered fully by herself. Meaning every penny raised will go direct to Maggs to fund our vital work with the homeless and vulnerably housed in Worcestershire.

Donations can be made here:

Current training schedule:

1/1 – walk round worcester 9.5 miles 4/1 walk around stoulton 7 1/2 miles 5/1 – walk to the fold bransford  and Wassiling festival 11 miles

11/1 – walk to countryside centre and back 5 1/2 miles midsummer hill to whiteleaf oak and back 4 1/2 miles

12/1- walk to Droitwich train station via canal 14 miles

18/1 – malvern train station to British camp and back again 10miles ish

19/1 – Walk to Malvern from Worcester and possibly back again 10 or 20 miles

1/2 – Malvern to Ledbury

8/2 – Perdiswell then Northwick circular walk then to city 7 miles

15/2 – Walk to Bromsgrove from Worcester 17 miles

16/2- Walk to Malvern from Worcester 10 miles

22/2 – Walk to Upton from Worcester and back again 14 ish miles

1/3 – Honeybourne circular walk 6 1/2 miles this is too short so need to do an afternoon walk too

7-14 /3 – Hike the Atlas Mountains 50 miles total

4/4 – Hunters walk Bromsgrove 12 miles

11/4 walk to Birmingham from Worcester (30 miles)

18/4 Climb to top of Snowdon (no I’m not walking from Worcester)

25/4 End to end and back again – Malvern hills Sunset to sunrise 18 miles

3/5 Walk to Tewksbury and probably back again 16 or 32 miles

8/5 24-hour walk Worcetser circular via Bromsgrove, Redditch, Evesham and then Back to Worcester 50 miles

17/5 Telford hill walk – Yes I’m walking All the way round the Wrekin!!!!! 8 miles

3-5/7 Glastonbury walking weekend 30 miles total

July – Hike to the second highest alpine Plateau in the World 3 days North Pakistan near K2