That 30 Mile Walk

On Saturday me and a few mates from the Army set off on a 30 mile walk from Prestatyn to Conwy Castle for the charity Help For Heroes. Glorious day which no doubt helped the spirit and goodwill we received form the public as we marched on throughout the day. We were joined by about 100 other people from various groups such as the Youth Fire Service and Royal Marine Cadets. We carried a stretcher all the way round with a nod to the Help For Heroes Banner.

I think the pain set in at about 17 miles where I got a real shooting pain in my right hip at about 21 miles my left hip joined the party. I have to say it was rather hard and I was very glad to finish in the stunning surroundings of Conwy Castle a band playing and a throng of people to greet us. We were rewarded with a free beer and a meal in the Bluebell Pub in Conwy itself.

Great Day!




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Isle Of Man

So it turns out cycling 37 miles in mountainous terrain is quite hard to say the least. We all got over to the Isle Of Man for a charity bike ride on Friday morning. Me and a few others decided to have a few beers and then continue drinking beer when we got on the island. This is something one should not do………ever again!
Got up about 07:00 and managed to eat a full English (which was rather good it has to be said) while incredibly hungover. Got to the TT Race Course start line and with 53 others we set off.
The first 10 miles were a nightmare. I had no idea what pace i should go at so i just kept up with people who looked like they knew what they were doing. This was another naive decision on my behalf. These people practice and don’t drink heavily. At the 26 mile point i was gone i had hardly anything in the tank and i was very wobbly. Then it was 7 miles up hill and not just any hill but one you could easily roll down if you so wished.
Then when i got to the top it rained and it rained very hard indeed. Now a 4 mile downhill ride which resulted in me crossing the finish line shivering and bickering under my breath “never the fuck again, never the fuck again” over and over.
Will be back next year to have another go of course.

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