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Walking course heroes

Walking course success

For the 8th year, in August AGSD-UK ran a walking course for people with McArdle disease. 12 people stayed in self catering accommodation in the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. They had a wide range of abilities and fitness, with ages up to 74 and came from 8 countries. During the week they learnt all about walking with their condition, practiced techniques, swapped experiences, and compared notes in a practical and supportive atmosphere. They had country, hill and riverside walks with one that took them behind a waterfall in roaring flood! The culmination of the week was a 1,500 feet climb of Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in southern Britain – with the aid of their “Rules of the Road”, all of them made the summit!