Will Carver

Cateran Yomp 2021

Plan B

So the Yomp may have been cancelled for this year, due to what is rather wonderfully being referred to as "one thing and another"

Rest assured that we'll be there next year, however next weekend would have been the event itself and so we've decided to accept a bit of a challenge...do as many steps as possible from 7am on the 6th to 2pm on the 7th with the aim of collectively to get to 540,000 steps

So I'll be aiming for 40k steps, that's probably 12hrs of walking. Wish us luck. Or donate a few quid. Or both!

Well this is awkward

So having basically got ready for three months of pretty hard work to actually hit the Yomp with some chance of getting around, the event has been cancelled due to Covid-19. Totally understandable. Bit awkward. Having asked everyone for money, I'll be doing exactly the same thing between now and next year. I suspect that, with the national lock down in place, and many folks about to lose their jobs, their homes and possibly their lives, the work the ABF does is more important than ever. I need to look after me too, as I simply don't know what the next 14 months holds but assuming I can, I want to help, and will push to raise money for them

Training Days

No Pain, No Gain

Having trainined intensively from about February last year till the Yomp in June, I've only done a few short and flatish walks since, but things need to step up whilst the light is still good, so today I hit the Malverns

With England vs Australia on the radio and 24km of hills I set off. The problem with the Malverns is you take a peak, and having slogged up it as you crest the hill the next, inevitably larger, hill then presents itself.

I walked up the whole length of the chain working South to North and hit every peak in between. Not going to lie, 1,000m ascent in less than 12km tickles having not been out and about for a while.

All in, got it done in 7hrs 39mins which really isn't too bad.

Lot of work still to do

 

 

I'm fundraising for...

In June 2019 I, along with 4 others, took on the Yomp, a fantastic event aimed at raising money for the ABF. They're a charity who aren't flash but have, since 1945, been helping current and former service personnel make key structural changes in their lives that ensure long-term health and welfare. It could be fitting a CCTV system to a house to help a former Welsh Guard sleep at night, or paying the household bills whilst a former Royal Engineer is held captive by ISIS, or helping a serving couple raise money for the deposit on their first house together.

After having got to Silver (that is 36 miles) in just over 16 hours I think I can do the full Gold (54 miles) in 24hrs with a different set of nutters but I need your help. Please give what you can to this fantastic cause

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Thank you to my Sponsors

£200

Will Carver

£105

Anonymous

Overdue. As you were Cpl.

£89.25

Crossfit Cirencester

£52.50

Sarah Wreath And Sale Day

Fundraising from Sarah's Wreath Making Day and also from the Christmas sale

£30.90

Mickey Sharpe

£20.60

Caz Widdowson

£15.45

Luke Backhouse

£15.45

Paul Maidens

£15.45

Charlotte Marshall-reynolds

£15.45

Craig Mustoe

£15.45

Kirsty Wallis

£10.50

Andy P

Great effort matey.

£10

Samantha Dias