• Paris 2021

    DAY TWO

    The weather holds good at least for those of us in Norfolk. It might be different for those in Tor de Force (supporting NCF Walking4Norfolk Fund) in California or Montana; or for the Late Entrants in Austria. Just remember, though, they have to climb mountains to walk anywhere! The Stradsett Strollers (for Swan Youth Project) played their ‘get of Jail…

  • Paris 2021

    DAY ONE

    Spurred on by the motivational oration of our High Sheriff (borrowing extensively from the Bard), and fast out of the gate, are The Rapid Referral Network Ramblers for The Garage Trust. By the time you have said their name, they were in Southwold! Other high performing teams on Day One all belong to the Garage Trust – a competitive lot…

  • Paris 2021

    An amazing line-up!

    It’s Saturday afternoon in early May and pouring with rain. The climate seems to have gone back a month, with a freezing cold April and now showers and driving rain in May. It looks like the Walk to Notre-Dame could prove challenging! I was hoping to get my team out for training this morning but we have had to put…

  • Paris 2021

    Norwich to Notre-Dame

    It is now just one month until we fire the starting gun and so it is time for the first Blog. What should we call it? Last year it was The Raising Post. Suggestions, please, ‘on the back of an envelope’ containing a large donation to the Walking4Norfolk Fund! Currently, 17 teams have registered, representing 12 separate charities, which is…

  • Coast2Coast 2020,  Past Challenges

    Lockdown 2.0: Day 08

    Reggie’s travels are over at least so far as the Coast to Coast is concerned and we have been hugely entertained by his antics. We all love Reggie! But he cannot be allowed to detract from the stupendous performance of the three highly competitive teams who crossed the line today and arrived to cool their feet on the beach at…

  • Coast2Coast 2020,  Past Challenges

    Lockdown 2.0: Day 04

    Last evening Good Morning Vicar now leading the Challenge arrived in Keld in the northern section of the Yorkshire Dales. Keld represents the approximate half-way marker along Wainwrights Way and is also on the junction with the Pennine Way running North South. I am reliably informed that the Vicar does not have compass and is therefore highly susceptible to map…

  • Coast2Coast 2020,  Past Challenges

    Lockdown 2.0: Day minus 1

    Here we go again. In the interests of sanity and general good health I have been persuaded to run another virtual challenge. Last time we went for Lands End to John O’Groats in teams of eight. This time in teams of two we take on Wainwright’s Coast to Coast from St Bees Head in Cumbria to Robin Hoods Bay on…

  • Coast2Coast 2020,  Past Challenges

    Lockdown 2.0: The Background!

    Walking4Norfolk Lockdown Challenge Part 2 Since we can do nothing else and in order to keep us sane and motivated, find yourself a partner and walk! We walked South to North Lands End to John O Groats in May. Now we are going to West to East  ‘Coast to Coast’:   St Bees Head to Robin Hood Bay – the great…

  • LEJOG 2020,  Past Challenges

    The Raising Post: Issue 13

    A Final Word Our Lockdown Challenge is now almost complete… One team is yet to make it to John O’Groats.. The PC Plodders started a day after us all, but continuing to fulfil their essential duties as Police Officers in our great county force while at the same time running /walking their share of the 938 miles. One of their…