As I mentioned in my last update back in October I really want to help with transition support for Golden Futures with the money raised going towards this important part of progression for the young people the charity supports.
The training has continued through the winter months. I completed the 6 Dale Challenge on the 11th November, managing to fall over twice and cut my right hand in the process!
In January whilst on a 29 walk down the Erewash Canal I managed to twist my ankle. However fortunately within a month I was able to give it a real test by walking 43 miles on what can only be described as a cold and miserable 10th February. I have focused on my walking through these last few months as I am protecting my right leg from a ongoing glute problem. It’s a gamble as my training time for the London marathon did not start until the end of a February and I am hoping that my leg will bear up to the pressure of running the marathon in April.
So far since last July I have walked/ run a total of 1725 miles.
Many thanks to David Hewitt & Co PL, chartered accountants, Como, Perth, Australia for sponsoring me so I could get a new pair of long distance walking trainers and to my fiancée Sonja and my 3 children Luke, Joel and Hope for helping me buy another new pair of trail shoes. Also to all who are part of Boots & Blogs a walking group that are supporting the fundraising.
So the total now stands at just under £2000.00, #grateful - and I am fully committed on completing my two remaining challenges, the 2018 London Marathon in April and the 85 mile Isle of Man Parish Walk in June.
Please give if you can - together we can #changelives
Thanks for all the support