Bideford man completes 100 mile charity hike

Mark Edwards after crossing the finish line, with his sons Ryan and Danny.

Mark Edwards after crossing the finish line, with his sons Ryan and Danny. - Credit: Archant

Mark Edwards walked non-stop along the Tarka Trail for 24 hours, raising £1,500 for Over and Above.

Mark crossing the finish line in Bideford.

Mark crossing the finish line in Bideford. - Credit: Archant

A Bideford man has completed a 100 mile, 34 hour hike along the Tarka Trail for Over and Above.

Mark Edwards took on the challenge, raising £1,500 for the charity.

Mark walked non-stop for 34 hours, finishing to a welcome crowd of Bideford Quay in the sunshine.

He said: “As I walked across the other side of the river I heard them cheering - and there they all were stood waiting for me to finish. It was magical.

“It was such an amazing experience and I’m so grateful to everyone who supported me.”


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