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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby Sir Brixalot » 14 May 2018, 20:33

Sounds good, really like the idea of walking through the night and seeing sunrise. Good effort. Donated
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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby Benjdaben » 14 May 2018, 20:49

Donation sent. Good luck.
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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 21 May 2018, 07:34

Thanks for all the sponsorship so far, much appreciated. If you can, please feel free to spread the word ;)

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby Sir Brixalot » 22 May 2018, 12:38

Thanks for update. Thought a few more quids might have made their way to you from 8090 members, bearing in mind the amount of free advice we get from the forum. Must have saved me hundreds in garage bills over the last 8 years, so a tenner for a good cause seems only fair.
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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby R0B » 22 May 2018, 13:30

Agreed. In the old days, our members were far more generous. Seems members nowadays have short arms and deep pockets. :roll:


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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 25 May 2018, 07:27

Thanks to everyone who has pitched in with sponsorship so far, we have £176 in the bag.
I need to raise £425 minimum for this event, so please spread the word if you can.

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby Woodyyellow » 26 May 2018, 20:59

Good for you Ian, a very worthy cause.
Donation sent, best of luck with the walk.
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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 26 May 2018, 21:58

Trying to weigh up whether its better to risk a wet walk tomorrow (Sunday) or blow my BH Monday and recovery day.
Think I'll see how it looks by dawn's early light...

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby Sir Brixalot » 07 Jun 2018, 19:06

How the training going?
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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 07 Jun 2018, 19:52

Hit a plateau around the 7 hour mark in the heat we are getting down south, then developed tendonitis across the top of one foot. Decided to take a week off walking and just cycle to work etc, to exercise different muscles and let things calm down.

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 18 Jun 2018, 05:33

I'm back on it! Cooler weather and a week off has paid dividends, I am pushing 40km now over mixed rolling terrain.
The regime of cycle/walk/cycle/walk/cycle to work, combined with alternate long or short Sunday walks on consecutive weekends, looks like the way forward for recovery and consolidation.
Having trouble getting rid of the ruddy sciatica though...

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby Jim San » 02 Jul 2018, 17:13

Added a few quid to the cause. Thoroughly deserved just for the effort you put in on Saturday alone in that heat.

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby Jawin89 » 02 Jul 2018, 17:38

Best of luck with the training especially in this heat. I’m surprised more people haven’t donated to this thoroughly worthwhile cause and challenge. After all we all own T25’s so we are all used to putting our hands in our pockets on a regular basis :D
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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 02 Jul 2018, 18:33

Jim San wrote:Added a few quid to the cause. Thoroughly deserved just for the effort you put in on Saturday alone in that heat.

Good luck
Thanks James! You know what they say:
"Train hard, fight easy"
I am getting used to it now, just wish that I could cool the workshop down a bit!

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 04 Jul 2018, 19:07

Today would have been my Mum's 69th birthday. Lung cancer took her before her 55th in April 2004.
Just as we finished our big mountain walking day in Wales, I got a text to say that her sister (my aunt, whose 16th birthday I rather overshadowed by being born a fortnight early) had died due to complications from her inoperable bowel cancer which she had been fending off for some 12 years.
To be with my daughter, three years in remission, at that moment could not have been more appropriate.
I will never forget that day.
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