Office manager and FM coordinator Tracey Carse took part in the Peak District Ultra Challenge on Saturday 09 July.
Tracey joined 2,500 participants for an epic 50km hike, completing the route in aid of her chosen charity, Ollie’s Army, which raises awareness of Batten disease.
Starting and ending in Bakewell, the hike took Tracey and her walking partner on a loop through the dramatic Peak District National Park.
Despite the added challenge of sun and high temperatures, she completed the route in just 11 hours.
Tracey is something of an Ultra Challenge veteran, having participated in similar events in 2019 and 2021.
Reflecting on her achievement, she said: “I take part in these events to challenge myself, but I also like to raise money for Ollie’s Army.
“This year was tough going, as temperatures were in the high twenties and there was very little shade. There were also a few hills to contend with, and the blister aftermath wasn’t good!”
Tracey’s efforts paid off, and the money she raised was donated to Ollie’s Army, which is currently working towards a £30,000.00 target.
Parents Mike and Lucy Carroll founded Ollie’s Army after discovering that two of their children, Ollie and Amelia, suffer from a rare, degenerative genetic disease, Batten disease.
Their charity aims to raise awareness, as well as the funds needed to provide essential care for Ollie and Amelia.
Congratulations, Tracey, from everyone at Aaron Access and Aaron FM!
To donate to Tracey’s cause, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/michael-carroll-4?utm_term=dgd4V3Ak7
To learn more about the Peak District Ultra Challenge, visit: https://www.ultrachallenge.com/peak-district-challenge/