The Dukie Warriors 100km Trailwalker Challenge

A newly formed team of School fitness fanatics will be taking on the tough Trailwalker challenge which is a trek of 100km to be completed in 30 hours.


The team of four staff dubbed ‘The Dukie Warriors’ aim to put their months of training to the test when they take part in the charity event across the South Downs Way from the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Petersfield, to Brighton Racecourse. Trekking is continuous from an early morning start and going through the night.


While Trailwalker is not a race, the fit four aim to smash the 30-hour target by finishing way within the time. Team leader Mr Jason Slater, the School’s Master Tailor, said: “We love a challenge and our months of training should mean we complete the course way ahead of time. Knowing we have support from sponsors for such worthwhile charities will make us even more determined to finish ahead of the pack.”


Other members of the team are Psychology Teacher and Marlborough Housemistress Mrs Christine Lawrence, Assistant Principal and RSM Mr Steff Dowle, and Director of Music Mr David Cresswell. The School’s CCF Instructor and Colour Sergeant Mr David Russell will be attending (in the Landrover) as support staff.


While the event doesn’t happen until September 20 – 22, The Dukie Warriors need your support with fundraising for Oxfam and The Gurkha Welfare Trust. If you would like to make a donation, please visit