On 18 May 2024, friend and supporter of LMK, Chris Emmett, took on the epic Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge in Dorset to raise money for LMK so we can continue to bring our workshops to more young people and work towards breaking the cycle of relationship abuse.

This was no mean feat, as he battled a 100km, unbroken walk, up and down the coastal paths of Dorset, through the day AND through the night, with 2,300 metres of elevation. That’s a LOT of steps and a huge challenge, and also meant he had to do lots of training too, through changing seasons, temperatures, wind, rain and shine.

Once Chris had a little  rest, we caught up with him about his incredible journey.

Chris said, “The Jurassic Coast Ultra was an absolutely amazing experience, an epic adventure all the way down the length of the Jurassic Coast. Some pretty intense terrain, going through big uphill sections up and down the coast, lots of boggy sections making it quite hard underfoot, 2-3 miles of gravel beach later on during the night which was quite challenging, and then also lots of road sections as well which made for sore feet!

An amazing experience, great landscape, and amazing views throughout the day. Luckily the weather was kind, bar the boggy surfaces. Also just a really good experience to to walk alongside other people, getting to meet some amazing people, and helping support each other along the way, whether it’s people who had slipped over and got covered in mud, or people needing that little bit of encouragement. It was a really good support network.

And it was a fantastic feeling crossing the finish line in 21 hours and 30 minutes, half an hour faster than my planned time of 22 hours. Feet and legs are a little bit stiff and swollen, but an amazing experience and really great to raise funds for Let Me Know, and hopefully bring more awareness to the charity for people who didn’t know about LMK before.”

Chris has so far raised an incredible £800, and donations are still open. To donate to LMK via Chris’s fundraiser, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/page/chris-emmett-jurassic-coast-challenge-2024

We are so grateful to Chris for his support and unwavering commitment to LMK’s cause. THANK YOU!

If you are interested in taking part in an event to raise money for LMK, please check out our Events page.