Updates

Back to the Brecons

Just a quick post to say that I'm headed back to Wales and the Brecon Beacons next weekend (14th May) for another walk. This isn't the same 16+ mile hike I did last time, but a more pleasantly relaxed 5/6 ...
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Training Walk – The Brecons Circuit

Three months ago I was on crutches. Two months ago I was still in a boot. I've just returned from a week away in Wales with the family where we had an amazing time exploring 'Gods Country' and all the ...
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25% of Fundraising Target!

Thanks to all those that have helped me fundraise for Tommy's so far; thanks to Lara and Lloyd Beechey I've just passed 25% of my target! Hopefully with a little more help from you lovely people I can raise some more money ...
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5 is the magic number

Five months ago I was in a cast struggling around on crutches. Today I walked the entire perimeter path of Blenhiem Palace on a beautiful spring day. In five months time (thereabouts) I'll be walking something a little more challenging! ...
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These boots are made for walking

As I sit in a noisey and cold server room waiting for an SD Card array to rebuild, some of the lyrics from Nancy Sinatras' "These boots are made for walking" popped into my head. These boots are made for ...
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Fellow Kili Climber

A friend of mine is well into his second day of climbing up Kilimanjaro by now; go on over to his Website for more info. This has brought the reality of what I've signed up to do into focus more ...
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Let the training commence

It's been a while since the last update as there hasn't really been much to update on. I've been plodding along with me physio exercises which appear to be helping as my leg feels stronger and I walk with less ...
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Blatant “Reminder”!

Please accept my sincerest apologies for this post which is nothing more than a blatant reminder to donate some pennies if you can. Funny how this post comes just after payday! I know it's a lot to ask and maybe ...
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Discharged!

Finally discharged from the care of the Trauma Clinic at the JR; they're happy with my progress and how my ankle has healed. Now just to the Physio to keep happy although I think that'll take a few more weeks ...
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Weekend away

Got the opportunity to test out my new beanie, gloves and head torch this weekend. We went away with friends for our annual long weekend jaunt and while the company and cabin was fantastic (as always) but the weather was ...
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Amazing response

Wow. I never thought I'd get a response to this like I have done in the first few days. A really, truly, massive thank you to everyone that has been in touch with well wishes and those that have donated ...
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First bits of Kit

Thanks to some very generous family members, I was bought some of my first bits of kit for the climb for Christmas. Yes I know I hadn't signed up for the climb at this point, but it seems my family ...
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Fundraising “Payback”?

Had an idea overnight about what I can do to say thanks for all those that help me raise money…if everyone who donates money sends me their mugshot I can create a montage of everyone on a “flag” that I’ll ...
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Signed Up!

The enormity of what I've just done hasn't dawned on me yet I don't think. After a couple of months of uncertainty as to whether I'd actually be able to do this, I've only gone and done it! I've just booked on to probably ...
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