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Marathon challenge for Lou

This September will see Lou Mick, a current Moody Cows player and women's rugby stalwart; take on the huge challenge of running seven marathons in seven days. The challenge is being embarked upon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity very close to Lou and the rest of the Moody Cows’ hearts. The Moody Cows, an invitational rugby 7’s team, have seen first-hand the incredible support that Macmillan offer, after a teammate lost her battle with cancer in 2009.

The challenge, spanning over 180 miles; will begin in St Bees on the West coast and finish at Robin Hoods Bay on the East coast running through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors. Lou has looked to friends and family, and especially to other members of the Moody Cows 7s team, to provide invaluable support during the task by asking them to set their own personal challenges and join her for a stint of the back to back marathons. Whether it is for one mile or twenty, she is hoping to be joined by a number of friends and family throughout the toughest challenge she has set herself to date.

Along with requesting donations to achieve the £3000 target set, Lou is also seeking help to complete the event;  in particular physiotherapists and massage therapists that are able to provide assistance after a gruelling day of running, especially in the North East and West part of the journey. If you think you or someone you know may be able to help with any of the aspects required, please contact Lou via Twitter @LouMick_7in7 or via email at

Lou Mick said, “I love to be challenged and although this challenge may physically break me, I will complete it, even if I have to crawl it! Macmillan is a charity that is incredibly close to my heart and I am passionate about giving back to the charity. If my fundraising can make even the smallest difference to someone who needs to call upon the Macmillan nurses, then it will be worth it. I have seen the devastating effects cancer can have not only on the person living with cancer but also the long term effects it has on family members of those diagnosed. I am looking forward to having the support of some of my Moody Cows teammates and close friends along the journey and I hope that I can find people and businesses that are able to help provide everything I need to make this event a success.”

To donate, please visit and read her blog here