• 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 Robin Hood Bay. If there need be a winner I think that has to go to Good Morning Vicar (Charlie and Caroline Barratt) who had only to complete 18 miles today and therefore must notionally have been first across the line given there were no ‘night riders’ as on the…

  • 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 reading errors. True to form they do spend a lot of their time in churches and so it is expected they should know their East from the West but it remains to be seen therefore whether they know North from their Nouth and they leave Keld in the right direction.…

  • 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 the North Yorkshire coast Mustering on the start line in preparation for departure on Monday morning are the following ‘runners and riders’.. The Dorset Dashers captained by last time’s ‘first across the line’ Nigel Hadden Paton now teamed up with his wife Bumble Winners on the fundraising side last time…

  • 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 Wainwright walk 180 miles (90 miles each) Start Date: Monday 9th November In return for a voluntary contribution to Walking4Norfolk’s funds for Carers. W4N will ‘fire the starting gun’ and map your progress against other teams on a daily basis and declare a winner. You and your partner do not…