Sky Sports Presenter&'s Coast to Coast Raises Over £150,000 for Parkinson&'s UKJoined by Sky Sports Head of F1 Martin Turner and a team of adventurous friends and colleages, Dave Clark (Sky Sports' darts presenter) walked Wainwright's epic English Coast to Coast in September 2016. Dave was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2011. He planned this challenge to raise funds and awarness for Parkinson's UK, and is champion for the charity's Walk for Parkinson's campaign. We caught up with Dave after he completed his walk to find out how he got on: (Headline picture courtesy of @DaveClarkTV on Twitter)
"Clarky's Coast to Coast"Dave says of his adventure: "The Coast to Coast was breathtaking and brilliant. A tide of positivity followed us across England. More than 100 people joined-along the way. I've managed to raise over £150,000 for vital Parkinson's research." "I chose the Coast to Coast because I used go on holiday, as a child, to Robin Hood's Bay and see people walking into the sea with rucksacks on wondering what they were doing? I wanted to do it, while I'm still fit enough. Parkinson's is chronic degenerative neurological condition, which will eventually rob me of the ability to walk." So what kept Dave going throughout the challenge itself? "Having so many people joining me on different days kept spirits high. We were joined by 6 dogs along the way, their energy was infectious. We also met many people from different parts of the world on the walk, many donated to my just giving page which is incredible."
Day 10 of my coast to coast adventure - the longest leg so far - 53000 steps , over 23 miles.. Tired Yorkshireman X pic.twitter.com/sddUoiH5y0— Dave Clark (@DaveClarkTV) September 20, 2016
My fellow walkers are tired already X pic.twitter.com/9XiwDNhXKL— Dave Clark (@DaveClarkTV) September 15, 2016