"I dodged a bullet there"

Trailtrekker 2012

A little while ago – when I was part way through my training for the Skye Trail – I volunteered to join a team of challenge walkers. They were entering the Oxfam TrailTrekker 2012 Challenge – doing the Gold Route; 100Km in a maximum of 30 hours, through the Yorkshire Dales. At the time I was right up for such a huge challenge and I was actually quite disappointed when the team leader (Sir Edmund Badger) told me that I’d not made the cut and he’d managed to fill his team with lads he walked with on a much more regular basis.

A week or two later, after doing a 15 miles training walk I thanked the higher power that had deselected me from that challenge and I classed myself as a lucky sod for dodging that particular bullet – the 15 miles had nearly killed me and I knew for certain I’d only have let the team down had I been selected.

So, anyway, they are still going ahead with the challenge (26th & 27th May) and they need our support – not motivationally, or even logistically, they have both those bases covered – but they need our financial support. They are currently 15th on the TrailTrekker Leaderboard and they need our support to get that number a bit higher.

You can donate through their Virgin Money Giving Page – it can be any amount – just a couple of quid will help them along.

You can read all about the Rambling Badgers on their website: The Rambling Badgers, on Walking Places

lonewalker

Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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