Since January, Andrew Titley, from Colby, has walked more than 1,300 miles in aid of mental health charity Isle Listen.
At the start of this year, Andrew set himself the challenge of walking 1,000 miles leading up to the Parish Walk.
However, with the increased free time he had during lockdowns two and three Andrew had already accomplished his 1,000-mile challenge by mid-April so he decided to keep going.
Andrew, who runs his own cleaning business, was motivated to undertake the challenge to highlight the link between daily physical activity and mental wellbeing.
He originally set himself the challenge of walking five miles every day, although he was able to undertake longer daily walks when lockdown restrictions prevented him being able to work - a time when he said looking after his mental health was more important than ever.
When asked what his new target is, Andrew said: ’I’m just going to keep going and see how many miles I can complete’.
Isle Listen provides support and training in schools, workplaces and the wider community, ’helping people to recognise that mental health is just as important as physical health’.
A prolific participant in the Parish Walk, Andrew has finished the event 18 times.
This year’s Parish Walk on June 19 is expected to have a record turnout, with the last time it was held being in 2019 due to the pandemic - when Andrew received an award in the veteran category.
He is also an accomplished centurion, (a racewalker who has completed 100 miles within the space of 24 hours), having undertaken this feat in several continents. So far he has raised £1,696 with his latest challenge.
People can support him at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andrewtitley