Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Planning ahead

Been doing some more planning ahead:

  • Planned my next training walk for Friday 17th February.  Ten and a half miles up to Swithland Reservoir, across towards Woodhouse, down through Swithland Woods, across Bradgate Park, round Cropston Reservoir and home. Last time I did just short of eight miles in 3 hours exactly, so I'm aiming for around 4 1/2 hours, with a reasonable pace.

  • Booked most of the accommodation for the trip.  It has amazed me how many places will take a booking but do not want any payment until you arrive.  Perhaps it's a northern thing?  Anyway, only got a couple of stops left to book for.  It feels like it's all starting to come together.

  • Need some new boots.  Found a hole in my current pair the other day after my last training walk.  They are quite old now though and have seen me through several walks, so it's about time I suppose.

Anyway, keep checking back and see how I'm doing.  I'll post again after my training walk on Friday and I'll include some pics.  Thanks again to everyone supporting me.


  1. Hope today's walk goes well, Gary - and that you got yourself some new hole-free boots. Have you thought of asking Julia Bradbury to accompany you in August??


  2. Thanks Ruth for your continued support! Hadn't thought of that, but it's a great idea, and it's good to aim high. I'll try and get in touch with her - perhaps if she can't come at least could lend her support?