I'm Fundraising for Veterans
I'm taking part in the Frontline Walk - a 100km trek to commemorate the sacrifices made by those who fought for our freedom whilst helping to support the soldiers and veterans of today.
I will also be walking in memory of My Grandfather, Herbert Leslie Gibbons, who served during World War Two with the Royal Artillery. He was part of The 15th Scottish Division and was in the 131st (City of Glasgow) Field Regiment. Very strange for a bloke from Oxfordshire!
He landed on Juno beach on the 22nd June and fought all the way through to Germany Where he ended the War.
It will be a physically and emotionally tough challenge, but I'm doing it all for a great cause: ABF The Soldiers' Charity, the National Charity of the British Army. They support soldiers, veterans and their families when they need it most.
Please cheer me on by making a donation towards my target - I'll be forever grateful!
July 21 updateI am now walking weekly though my job has limited how many walks I can do per week. Mostly walking between 15 and 20 mile at a time so just about right distance wise. I just need to do three days of consecutive walking to get a feel for how it will be on the real walk.
Lots more walks now the weather is better.So I am now tracking my walks in strava. Really getting the miles in now and I can't wait for October to arrive. Hopefully we'll be out of lockdown by then!
My first decent walk
So In the midst of world melt down I thought I'd go for a walk.
I walked along the River Kennet out of Reading and heading towards Theale.
This was about 7miles. It took me 2 1/4 hrs, so rather than take the train back to Reading I walked another 6 mile home! All done in just under 5 hours.
I even got to see my first bunker on my frontline walk, though not in Normandy but along the Kennet, still, nice to see though.
The first test
So on sunday (12.01.20) I did my first decent walk.
6 miles along the river Thames from Reading to Tilehurst.
It took me about an hour and a half which is about 4 miles
an hour so quite a good pace. More to follow in the coming months.
A walking challenge
So I've signed up, got my first sponsors and now need to start training, let the adventure begin!
Thank you to my Sponsors
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Sue Bedford & Mark Salter