DOGLE 2019

Round & About

animal welfare

Photo: Sophie and her puppy, Alan Smith, overlooking the Col De L’Iseran in France in the summer – Alan will be walking the final stage of the challenge with Sophie

Oxfordshire adventurer Sophie Rooney is three days into an incredible 1,000-mile challenge.

On Thursday 26th she began an endurance event, DOGLE, which covers the length of Britain in 30 days, finishing on 26th October, broken down into 10 stages – each stage being completed in a different sporting discipline.

Sophie from Bodicote will be joined by fellow adventurers on each of the stages, many of them incredible athletes in their own right.
And she’s doing it all to raise funds for IAPWA (The International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals) which was founded in 2009 to protect and improve the welfare of animals in need.

Sophie’s incredible challenge involves:

STAGE 1

John O’Groats to Inverness
Gravel biking
150 miles in 3 days


STAGE 2

Inverness to Fort William
Kayaking
60 miles in 2 days


STAGE 3

Fort William to Milngavie
Running
96 miles in 4 days


STAGE 4

Milngavie to Ambleside
Cycling
126 miles in 2 days


STAGE 5

Lake Windermere
Swim
11 miles in 1 day


STAGE 6

River Levern
White water raft
4 miles in 1 day


STAGE 7

Haverthwaite to Prestatyn
Cycling
129 miles in 1 day


STAGE 8

Prestatyn to Chepstow (Offa’s Dyke)
Running
177 miles in 7 days


STAGE 9

Chepstow to St Just
Scooting
239 miles in 8 days


STAGE 10

St Just to Land’s End
Dog walking
8 miles in 1 day


Marianne Beggs, fundraising and communications at IAPWA, said: “We are very grateful that Sophie is attempting this incredible endurance event. Money raised from the event will ensure many animals in need have access to vital treatment and support through our projects.”

Support Sophie

Help Sophie to reach her target by donating to the cause on Just Giving