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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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£4,139.10 raised. Done and dusted.

Our fundraising closed on the 31st December and we’ve just heard from the charity that between us we raised £4,139.10 so we just broke our £4,000 target.  Thank you for your generosity in helping us achieve that.  The whole group (2 weeks worth of walkers) raised £225,000 which will be put to good use in …

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The routes

I use endomondo on my phone to track pace, mileage and route.  This links with a great app called relive – the results of which you can see below.  Ignore the timings, I didn’t pause the app when we stopped for tea breaks and lunch. Day one https://video.relive.cc/1994123101_endomondo_1507220019559.mp4   Day two https://video.relive.cc/4305773101_endomondo_1507306935681.mp4   Day three …