‘Welcome to the 10in10 Challenges in the Lake District
The annual 10in10 challenge was designed and created by Yvonne Booth in 2011. It was her response to her husband Duncan’s diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010. As a wife and mother of three sons, she wanted to do something positive and help raise money for research into this cruel illness. Yvonne’s events have developed from fundraising once a year, to giving fundraisers the opportunity to take on a variety of challenges throughout the year. So far, a magnificent £341,000 has been raised for the MS Society UK.
The 10in10 is organised by Yvonne and a huge band of very experienced outdoor enthusiasts, who have grown up walking and running in the lake district fells. They bring an incredible amount of experience and knowledge to the events, and their passion for where they live, and the fells makes the 10in10 the success it is.
‘Having raised over £341k into research, since 2011, we want to commit to raising a whopping £105k in 2018. We welcome as many hikers as possible to take up either our Annual 5in5 or 10in10 OR our lovely new Family 5in5 in September’.
‘In 2018 we have pledged 50 % of our fundraising money to allow Prof Chris Linnington and Dr Julia Edgar to finish their 2 year project in Glasgow, investigating ‘pro inflammatory feedback loops in progressive MS’ and 50% towards the work of Prof Robin Franklin at Cambridge Myelin Repair Centre. We previously supported Cambridge in 2013 and have decided that we would like to once again add to the funding of their world renowned research into Myelin Repair’.
Everyday 10in10 – a chance to tackle one of three 10in10 routes in your own time. You have a choice of a Buttermere 10in10, a Newlands 10in10 or a Borrowdale 10in10. There is also the option of a Newlands 5in5 Challenge.
No Cure Always Hope Ultra Route – a 39 mile classic fell running challenge over 25 peaks with 17,000 feet of ascent.
Duncan was a top class rock climber and alpinist before he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and each year, not wanting to be left out, puts himself through some form of physical torture – like sculling up and down Derwentwater lake all night or swimming ten lakes in ten hours. In 2016 he climbed the Old Man of Hoy, The tallest sea stack in Britain. In 2017 Duncan took on one of his hardest challenges yet. He cycled his electric bike to his cousins wedding in Sweden, covering 1,000 km unsupported. It was an incredible journey, taking him through Holland, Germany and Denmark to get there. Please read about all of Duncan’s fundraising challenges in his blog. Duncan is the inspiration behind the 10in10 events and he continues to inspire and encourage daily.
Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating neurological disease with no cure. Please find out more here.