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Hot n sweaty 19 miler

A planned 10-12 mile training walk turned into a hot and sweaty 19.2 miles. Google maps indicated a track which turned out to be barricaded with loads of ‘No Entry’ and ‘No right of way’ signs which necessitated a diversion. The first 5 or so miles were in the woods where I thought it would …

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76 days to go!

It’s only 76 days until the first day of the trek. Fundraising continues to creep up and we’ve hit £1600 so thankyou to all our supporters so far. Training is continuing despite the heat, it’s all about conditioning the body to cope with spending 8-10 hours on your feet as well as being able to …

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Little update

On this, the 103rd anniversary of ‘The Somme’ a little update is probably appropriate. Training continues apace, Ceri managing a circuit of Carsington Water on a very hot day and Guy bashing hell out of the military training grounds surrounding Hawley Lake. Fundraising continues to creep up slowly and we’ve hit £1567.50. Just under £1000 …

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New insoles!

A couple of years ago I replaced my insoles with Granger’s G20s. These gave me better support for my high arches as well as better support for the heel and some much needed cushioning. They’ve lasted pretty well to be honest but after a 56 mile walk over the last weekend I noticed my heels …

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Generous donations

Following a lecture I did to one of my Masonic units, several members made very generous private donations to support my fundraising. People’s generosity always amazes me, it’s not the amount, it’s the selfless act of donating and supporting a charity. Every little helps and it will all go towards good causes. Read how ABF …

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£250 donation

On 7th March I delivered my talk on the 2017 Frontline Walk to Border Conclave No.168 of the Red Cross of Constantine. The talk seemed to be well received, so much so that the Conclave donated £250 to my 2019 walk. The Conclave has my grateful thanks for their support of a worthy charity. Guy