Lisa & Stuart Take On Jurassic Coast Challenge

Village resident Lisa McKenzie is best known for her baking and cakes.  Today, she and her husband Stuart are raising funds for Parkinson’s UK by taking on the Jurassic Coast Challenge.

They will be walking 100km (66 miles) non-stop from Corfe Castle to Morrisons in Bridport. You can track their progress from the info page HERELisa‘s bib number is 2404 and Stuart’s is 2405.

You can still donate to Parkinson’s UK through Lisa‘s Just Giving page, HERE.

We wish them both the very best of luck 🙂


And they did it! 😀 Lisa posted on social media afterwards…

Well … what an absolute rollercoaster of emotions that was!
After some horrific climbs I had mentally given up when we got to Lulworth at 42km. I was totally broken and just broke down and cried. With mum on standby, I mentally told myself that if I made it to half way in Weymouth then I could call it a day and still be bloody proud!
But thankfully we met (on another killer hill!) 4 absolute superstars who literally picked me up and made me believe again that I could get to the finish. To Claire, Joe, Nicky and Tim, wherever you are, I will be eternally grateful for your support and encouragement between Lulworth and Weymouth. Without you guys I never would have got any further!
To everyone we met along the way, who were so nice and told me I WOULD finish, even when I was 100% convinced I wouldn’t get there, thank you! Also to all you lovely lot who were tracking us and sending messages of encouragement, they made me cry but were so very appreciated!
Lastly the most thanks has to go to Stuart, I don’t think either of us would have got there without the other. We each had our low points, but got the other through. We made it!!
I don’t think the sense of achievement has quite sunk in yet … I’m sure once the pain subsides it will!
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated … you are all amazing and your donations definitely kept us going. I know that your money is already making such a difference to Parkinson’s UK.
For anyone who would still like to make a donation, here is the link:


Do The Jurassic Coast Challenge For Team Autism

Looking ahead to the summer – this exciting challenge will have you trekking either 20km or 30km along the famous Jurassic Coast in a single day. Sign up for a place* on Team Autism:

  • 3rd July 2021 – Jurassic Coast (sold out)
  • 4th July 2021 – Jurassic Coast (places available now)

*Note: There is a £250 minimum fundraising amount / £30 registration fee per person.

Starting from the coastal town of Swanage for the 30km walk or St. Aldhelms Head for the 20km walk, you’ll trek your way along the beautiful Jurassic Coast, on the south coast. Catering for all abilities, the 20km walk is still tough, taking up to 8 hours to complete, whilst the more challenging 30km walk can take up to 12 hours.

National Autistic SocietyWhether this is the first time you’ve attended a trekking event or you’re a veteran, join in for a great day out and help make a real difference to autistic people and their families.

A team of experienced mountain guides will be with you every step of the way, giving you advice and making sure you stay safe for the entirety of the walk. A base level of fitness with prior training is required to take part in this challenge and training tips will also be provided.

Everyone who signs up for the Jurassic Coast Challenge and joins Team Autism will receive:

  • Guaranteed entry into the Jurassic Coast Challenge, organised by the National Autistic Society.
  • Their fundraising and training guide to help you every step of the way.
  • Dedicated support from Events Officer, Lauren.
  • Free technical trekking top to personalise and wear on the day.
  • Qualified Mountain Leader Guides trekking with you from Clear View Events .
  • A warm welcome on the day from our events team who will be trekking with you.
  • A well-deserved medal and certificate on your completion of the trek.
  • A chance to experience some of the UK’s most beautiful scenery.

For more information or any questions you may have,

Email: or
Call Supporter Care Team on 0808 800 1050.

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