Brit goes for world record with barefoot walk from Gibraltar to Preston for cancer hospice

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RECORD ATTEMPT: Matthew is walking barefoot fro Gibraltar to Preston. Credit: Matthew Strange, via Facebook


A BRITISH man is currently attempting to break the world record for the longest barefoot walk after setting out from Gibraltar for Preston this month in aid of a cancer hospice.

Matthew Strange is walking without shoes from the British enclave to the Lancashire town in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. The distance between the two is more than 1,960 kilometres.

Mr Strange’s route is set to see him walk from Gibraltar to Malaga City, before heading to Madrid, crossing the French border to head for Paris, then Brussels to Calais, then Dover to London before finishing at the Preston hospice.

Mr Strange said he decided to attempt the world record after his step dad Simon was admitted to the hospice in 2015.

“I was working abroad in Gibraltar and ended up getting the train to Madrid, a plane to Brussels and another flight to Manchester.

“This was the quickest way for me to get back home and I will be re-creating this journey for the World Record attempt,” he said.

Mr Strange has raised more than €1,249 of his more than €2,000 target. Donations to his Just Giving page can be made here.

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