A SEASONED K2B and C2B walker has urged people yet to get involve and feel the "incredible community feel" of the K2B and C2B events.

Gill Jepson has participated in the K2B walk 12 times and this year she completed the C2B for the first time.

She completed her first K2B in 2006 and was incredibly proud to have completed the gruelling walk.

Since then she has completed the event six more time but is happy to admit that the race has become more challenging.

"The walk seems to get harder as I get older," she joked.

This year Jill decided to complete the C2B instead and said this was the right decision.

She said, "I found the C2B much more manageable."

Over the years Jill has raised money for two charities close to her heart.

Dystonia Society which offers support for people living with Dystonia and their families.

People with the condition experience uncontrollable and sometimes painful muscle spasms caused by incorrect signals from the brain. It is estimated to affect at least 70,000 people in the UK.

Dystonia Society works nationally and in the Furness and South Lakes to support those affected by the condition.

They aim to ensure the best quality of life for for people suffering with the condition.

Gill talked about how Dystonia "massively impacts people on a daily basis," so the work done by the charity is immensely important.

She has also raised money for the Furness Abbey Fellowship, a small charity that works to raise awareness of Furness Abbey in the community.

They work with schools in the surrounding area to set up visits and talks in order to promote the sight, as well as hold various events and activities throughout the year culminating in the Medieval Fair that takes place in every September.

Even after all these year, Gill is still hugely enthusiastic about both walks.

"The day is so important," she said, "its such a great event for the community and all the charities.

"I want to keep doing the event in the future, and will continue to be involved even after I can't take part."

She offered some helpful advice to anyone who has signed up to the 2019 event.

"Practice is key" she said, "you won't be able to do it without putting in the work."

"A good friend always said 'fail to prepare and prepare to fail,' and its true."