Archive for July, 2008

Alex’s experience of 100K

Posted on July 31st, 2008 by by Alex

The day started early, full of anticipation and excitement. We were assigned our electronic tags and at 10K intervals had to be scanned and meet our support crew. The South Downs provided beautiful scenery and the first 12 hours of walking went smoothly enough with brief rest stops to refuel with food and drink, lovingly […]

Matt’s experience of 100k

Posted on July 21st, 2008 by by Matt

Wow, we made it! I’d like to start out by saying a BIG thank you to our support crew comprised of Jo, Sarah and Andy, there was no ‘four king hell’ of a way that I would have been able to do this without them.  I’d also like to thank Paul for coming up with […]

It begins!

Posted on July 18th, 2008 by by Paul

This will probably be our final full post before the walk itself, but we’re posting micro-updates as we walk. We’ll be starting at 8:30am on Saturday, finishing sometime Sunday morning, around 11am – watch our progress and send us instant messages here! If you want to get a feel for how other teams are doing, […]

60 hours to go…

Posted on July 16th, 2008 by by Paul

Thanks to a late surge from Alex and Pete, we’ve stormed past £2000 in online donations – including offline donations we’re now at about £2260 which is way beyond what we thought we’d manage. Sincere thanks for everyone who has sponsored us, it’s really appreciated! With 60 hours to go now I’m actually rather excited […]

Sooooo close

Posted on July 16th, 2008 by by Matt

I’m coming to the realization that the walk is just around the corner, mainly because IT IS just around the corner!  We’ve spent months training and talking about this walk in general conversations but now that I’m packing my odds ‘n’ ends, I’m trying to fill in the gaps…  What will I REALLY need on the walk?  Will […]

Mortal Terror…

Posted on July 14th, 2008 by by Peter

5 days to go and in all honesty I’m bricking it! Every moment of my day somehow trails back to the cold fact that I will be walking 62 miles. Sleep is no refuge, as of Friday night, due to my dreams quickly sliding into a dark “walking in the air”-esque nightmare where all the […]

5 days to go!

Posted on July 14th, 2008 by by Paul

Final preparations underway, suddenly starting to seem real… We’ve now raised over £1500 for Oxfam, still plenty of time to sponsor us though if you haven’t already! I’ve put together a live tracking page – you’ll be able to see where we are and our state of mind, along with pictures of the team. You’ll […]

Jo Forced to Quit Team in Wii Fit Disaster!

Posted on July 4th, 2008 by by Paul

We’ve lost another team member to a comedy accident – Jo was so eager to place an order for the rare Wii-Fit game that she fell down the stairs did herself a mischief. Enough irony there for an Eiffely Towery As she’s unable to train and unlikely to heal in time for the walk, she […]