Dalkeith woman takes task in her stride!

Jackie Turnbull is taking part in 'walk to work week'
Jackie Turnbull is taking part in 'walk to work week'

Walking ten miles to work and back for five days straight was something that Dalkeith woman Jackie Turnbull took in her stride recently.

During ‘Walk to Work Week’, the 100-mile feat saw the SEStran administrator commute from her Dalhousie Place home all the way to Leith.

Ahead of the challenge, the 44-year-old told the Advertiser: “I think I can do it but the real challenge will be doing a full day’s work and then thinking about walking all the way home.”

As an added incentive, Jackie used the week-long event to raise more than £150 for the Sick Kids Foundation.

Afterwards she said: “I have really enjoyed the challenge, though I must admit I was pretty footsore by the end of the week.

“Knowing that I was doing it to help raise funds for the Sick Kids kept me focused.”

Read full story in the May 30 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.