I signed up earlier in the year and few weeks before the big day I received a parcel in the post with a super-pink walk t-shirt in it plus a lanyard with my number on it, a lip salve and a pair of sunglasses. I also received my sponsorship form. One of the reasons for taking part in the walk was to help me achieve 40@40 activity # 15 - raise some money for charity. See here for more details about that.
This year the walk was held on Saturday 20th June and the LG walk covered the first section so we started with the rest of the walkers. Unfortunately, this meant a 3am start so the alarm was set for 1.30am! Not surprisingly I didn't get much sleep before it went off.
|Ready to go|
|Seymour Tower in the distance|
|On the golf course at Gorey|
|Nearly at the first checkpoint!|
|The east coast is quite nice really, isn't it!|
|Archirondel with St Catherine's in the distance|
I completed the first stage of the walk, from Elizabeth Terminal to Longbeach carpark in about 2 and a half hours. The second stage to St Catherine's was a shorter distance and took around an hour. Not bad but by no means the fastest. The first person to complete the full distance, i.e. 48 miles, took around 7 and half hours!
|Lovely view from the finish line|