Maidenhead United Academy therapist Megan Robson is preparing to take up her latest task for the Magpies 150 Challenge with the mammoth assignment of walking 150 laps of the historic York Road ground later in August.
Diligent Megan has been doing her homework as ever: “I have walked a trial lap of the ground and it took me 3 minutes and 43 seconds. In terms of distance I have worked out that 150 laps is around 48 kilometres, 29.8 miles. We will be starting early on the day!”
Megan has already been doing her fair share of fund raising for the challenge which aims to raise £150,000 to be shared between 15 local charities during the Magpies sesquicentennial season in 2020/21. Megan has been running 10k shuttles between her Cox Green home and York Road as one of her challenges and has also raised around £80 through selling home-made facemasks. When not attending to the Magpies young players she runs her own sports therapy business – donating a pound for each of the first 150 patients seen after lock down to the campaign - and in what little spare time she has left she runs her local Brownies group, who she has also engaged in taking part in the fund-raiser.
Megan told us: “I am Maidenhead born and bred so these charities mean a lot to me. Hopefully my training runs will stand me in good stead for walking nearly 30 miles around the ground!” Megan will be helped – or more likely hindered – on her journey around the ground by Maidenhead United Juniors Secretary and First Team Fixtures Secretary Neil Maskell.
Megan continued: “We’d love to have people support us via our Just Giving page, or failing that if people want to pop in and check on our progress on Friday 28th August – and maybe join us in a lap or two – we will have a bucket down at the ground for any generous donations!”
The Just Giving page for Megan’s challenge can be found at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/meg-and-maskell-magpies150