As you may well know we are planning to walk 40 miles around Rutland water and surrounding villages, starting at 10pm on Saturday 27th October and finishing hopefully at 3pm Sunday afternoon. Please read our previous blog for more info here.
Last weekend I plotted a 15 mile practice walk around Charnwood ,including Bradgate Park, Beacon Hill and Bardon Hill. According to Heather’s app, the actual distance was 17 and a quarter miles.
It was a lovely sunny day for walking, so of course we stopped half way in a beer garden to refuel.
The 17 (and a quarter) miles took 7 hours (including the pub stop). So by my calculations, the 40 mile challenge will take about 16 hours… great!
I have to say, when we got back to the Bradgate Park carpark, the thought of going round again (and a bit further) sounded like a stupid idea.
But hopefully with a bit more training over the next 3 weeks, we will all get round and raise lots of money for Coping with Cancer, our charity of the year.
Please help us reach our target and sponsor us. No matter how small or large you can do so by donating on our total giving page https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/torrwaterrutland18
Stuart Caney, Challenge Leader