• LEJOG 2020

    The Raising Post: Issue 12

    Day 19 It’s nearly all over, at least for most ! Two Cranks and the Chain Gang (and I will be glad when I no longer need to type all these unnecessarily long team names!) arrived promptly in J O’G yesterday. The first across the line quite comfortably, which illustrates how little I know about biking. They certainly won the…

  • LEJOG 2020

    The Raising Post: Issue 11

    Day 16 (or 17 for some) Just as… …the leading teams were preparing themselves for the final sprint to the line, with the walkers with 188 miles and the bikers with 388 miles to go, the leading teams received a ‘Traced and Tracked’ (or is it ‘Tracked and Traced?’) Notice from the Department of Health telling them that at the…

  • LEJOG 2020

    The Raising Post: Issue 10

    The leading Walking teams should be reaching Fort William this evening. This area of Lochaber is strongly Clan Cameron country which probably explains why some have problems finding their way about as this is truly unfamiliar territory to Clan Abbott. Meanwhile, Clan Chipembere have been disseminating scandalous literature impugning the integrity of the editorship of this journal. As an open…

  • LEJOG 2020

    The Raising Post: Issue 9

    As the leading teams head up towards the Clyde and the Erskine Bridge, five teams run head to head. The weather remains fine and so there is little to test the resolve. However, it is possible that concentration is beginning to wane. Requests have been submitted to allow biking rather than walking in order to provide variety and alleviate boredom.…

  • LEJOG 2020

    The Raising Post: Issue 8

    It is Day 11 for the Walkers and don’t tell Nicola but we are in “Scotland”! Tom Bagge, who is rarely photographed without his litter bag – and we are now thinking the Tea Bag Stable should be renamed the Trash Bag Stable – has picked up a dressing gown and a pair of pants. Someone is suggesting that they…

  • LEJOG 2020

    The Raising Post: Issue 7

    We are more than half way to John O’Groats! For the ‘unsung heroes’ Why are we doing this? Well we’re doing it for those whom I entitle the unsung heroes. They’re essential workers; they don’t get paid; they never have a break; they don’t get clapped on a Thursday evening; and their cause is not championed by the media. Their…

  • LEJOG 2020

    The Raising Post: Issue 6

    In his recent publication ‘The Way under Foot’ authored by Graham Usher, Bishop of Norwich, he records an account given by a leading orthopaedic surgeon Charlie Docker on the mechanics of walking. The thing is that gravity is continually pulling us down… We have to lean slightly to one side. This lets us lift one leg off the floor using…

  • LEJOG 2020

    The Raising Post: Issue 5

    Days Six and Seven on the Road It is now the evening of the sixth day and if anyone thought that this was time for a rest then I am afraid they will be disappointed. After all, our Creator did a lot more in six days than just walk a few miles. The front runners or rather walkers are now…

  • LEJOG 2020

    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…