Monday, August 9, 2010

We Walked the Walk

Most remiss of me, not to update on here about the fantastic walk that my friends and I did on 3rd July.

"Team Flora" consisted of me, Greg, Hannah, Charlotte, Gail and Yvonne - and don't we all just look fine in our bras?   

We had great fun decorating them - quite a few of us (me included) specially designed them to cover our wobbly tummies! 

We walked 13 miles across Bristol - from Ashton Court to the harbour and back again, via busy Park Street and White Ladies Road, and escorted by policemen who helped us cross roads safely and a volunteer attendant at every mile.  Every single one of them - without fail - gave Greg a compliment as we marched past with his windmills spinning gaily!

Greg decided that he wanted to march on at speed, so we lost the other 4 quite quickly (sorry girls) and trudged on apace.  We made a strategic decision not to stop at the first loo block, wisely deciding that those that were stopping would give us a bit of extra space if we pressed onwards, which it did.  We had a comfort break at the next marker, mile 7, and grabbed more water to keep us hydrated in the warm sun.  At mile 10, Greg felt his thighs go numb, and the last couple of miles were fairly steeply downhill which came as a shock to our legs as it felt as though the rest of the course had all been uphill!   Greg was a broken man at the end, but was pleased that we had made it in under 4 hours (3hours 45mins to be precise), and was back to normal after a couple of days rest! 

I was most impressed that everyone kept starting sentences with "when we do this next year..." - so anyone else want to join us?

Added up, we managed to raise over £1500 for Walk the Walk, an outstanding achievement.  Thank you so much to my amazing friends, and to everyone who donated. We couldn't have done it without you.

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