• LEJOG 2020,  Past Challenges

    The Raising Post: Issue 3

    The Lockdown Challenge: Progress So Far… A report from Walking4Norfolk (aka James Bagge) on yesterday’s action I write this towards the end of day three as the teams should be heading into the Exmoor National Park and about 20 miles west of Taunton. The final tallies for the day don’t come in until 8 pm when the relative positions are placed on the map. Those who have maintained the pace and reached the 150 mile mark are co-located under the Peloton marker. There are three teams are either a little under the pace or rather slow in submitting their tallies. Chipembere clearly have a problem trying to decide which of…

  • LEJOG 2020,  Past Challenges

    The Raising Post: Issue 2

    Day 2 Update Day One was a success! Tor of the Tor-toise Team Day One proved to be pretty predictable, almost all teams starting with typical enthusiasm and completing their allotted 50 miles. Some even exceeding it by as much as 9 miles but of course that does not count in the rules and so suggests poor team management. Time of course will tell if this proves right. The QuaRun Team fell a few miles short but represented the contribution of only 6 members. It may be that they have adopted a strategy of resting team members at intervals but it is understood the real problem is that they have…

  • LEJOG 2020,  Past Challenges

    Diary Day 2

    It is the eve of the challenge. One team, as yet unnamed, is yet to arrive at the start point but we remain confident they will be there. We are told this might be something to do with public transport and social distancing. Grant Shapps the Transport Secretary has assured us he is ‘doing everything he humanly can, stretching every sinew and ramping up anything which comes to hand in order to get them there!’ Meanwhile, warming up at the start are six teams: The Human Hares led by John P are all drinking and walking companions. It is hoped by the opposition they will be doing more of the…

  • LEJOG 2020,  Past Challenges

    Virtual “LEJOG”

    Young Carers who are looking after sick and vulnerable parents or siblings are having a particularly tough time during the Lockdown. It is bad enough now when all school children are deprived of school and the young carers are denied the opportunity of mixing with friends – a much needed break and source of support. But just imagine for one moment what it will be like for those young carers who may not be able to go back to school with their friends because they are living with and screening particularly vulnerable members of their family. Or for those young carers who now find themselves considerably behind their peers in…