• LEJOG 2020

    The Raising Post: Issue 2

    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…

  • LEJOG 2020

    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…

  • LEJOG 2020

    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…

  • Walsingham 2019

    The Walk to Walsingham

    Walk to Walsingham, an exciting Walking4Norfolk event raising money to support the army of unpaid carers across Norfolk, was launched this morning at the Forum, Norwich. Members of the public are being encouraged to join this inspiring journey in September from Norwich to Walsingham to lend their support to this great cause. Walking4Norfolk works to raise awareness and funds to…

  • Santiago 2018

    30th June 2018

    Dear Humphrey Well, apart from getting to the bus station and then to the airport and persuading Ryanair to take my faithful stick on board, the journey is over. I am overwhelmed by the support I have received and the donations coming in. It all seems a little unreal. Many others including my dear brother Tom have covered this distance…

  • Santiago 2018

    Nearing the End

    Dear Humphrey One more day! It all seems a bit like a dream reflecting back on the last 78 days. Until now I have been careful to stay ‘in the moment’ as they say not daring to look back or very far forward. But now with just 30 kms or so to go and all limbs still functioning I dare…

  • Santiago 2018

    Letter from Galicia

    Dear Humphrey This morning I passed the 100 kilometre marker! This means I only have to cover the equivalent of a walk  to Yarmouth to finish the journey! …passing the Norfolk Show on the way through! It has been hot and hard walking but early in the morning and before the sun takes hold, quite beautiful. My wonderful friend Nigel…

  • Santiago 2018

    One week on and 150 miles plus

    Dear Humphrey It has been an arduous week. A planned rendezvous with Nigel H-P of Radio HP.. very important for media purposes!.. in Pontferrada tomorrow meant I had to average 37 kilometres a day for a week. Seriously it will be wonderful to see him and so motivating and flattering he should come for just three days. So With just…