51 days to go

Yes, 51 days to go and we are in full training.

The rowing machines brought out, treadmills dusted down, and hiking boots polished!

Our blog has finally taken shape due entirely due my nephew Mckenzie. This is my first posting!

I hope that our wives will appreciate the efforts to keep them posted with our struggle to reach Bath.  This blog will enable them to share our every move and to keep an eye on every step.  These I shall faithfully report in appropriate detail with photographs where circumstances allow.

Privately I confess to having some concerns that Jeremy “you tell Lloyd I  can do whatever he can do” Beech, our guest member, will be able to stand the pace with the rest of us who have been in rigorous training in recent months.  Possibly he is a secret long distance walker and has been keeping quiet about it in order to show us all up!  Time and my blog will tell.

My training will be severely interrupted by my wife’s wholly unreasonable insistence on having a summer holiday in August just when my efforts should be directed to building up my stamina.  Friendly advice from DRAB Howard was to go along with the request and in order to keep up my public persona, built up at great personal expense over many years, I shall forego much needed walking.

We plan to walk about 12 miles a day.  This should be very manageable but it may be testing day after day ot two without a break.

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