Keen walker from Stamford preparing for 100km trek across the South Downs

Rob Warburton and his dog Brinkley with Tony Lowther training for a 100km charity walk
Rob Warburton and his dog Brinkley with Tony Lowther training for a 100km charity walk

A keen walker is preparing to put himself through his toughest challenge yet - a 100km trek across the South Downs in 30 hours or less.

Tony Lowther, 52, of Casterton Road, Stamford, will take on the gruelling Trailwalker challenge as part of a team of four - walking day and night against the clock.

Organised with the Queens Gurkha Signals and raising money for Oxfam and The Gurkha Welfare Trust, Trailwalker is a unique opportunity for Tony to push himself to the limit.

He said: “It’s an exciting challenge and I’m looking forward to raising some money for a very worthy cause.”

Tony will be joined by Rob Warburton, who is also from Stamford, and two friends from Manchester for the challenge, which begins on July 22. To help Tony reach his target sponsorship of £500 visit www.justgiving.com/tony-lowther2016