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Every year I take part in yearly fundraising walking and running events. Last year it was the London 10K and the Royal Parks half marathon.
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This year I was looking for a change. I entered to do the Thames Path Challenge
My mum's and I target was originally by 15:00 or 15:30 (3-3:30pm).
We were walking at a good pace, it was so nice walking from #Putney to #Hammersmith in London, alongside the #Theriverthames. You can see from there, across the river, the back of the Riverside Stand at Fulham FC ground and Charing Cross Hospital.
Being bought up around that area as a child to until I was in my teens, brings back so many memories.
Once we were in Barnes we knew we weren't that far from the halfway point #Richmonduponthames.
In the photo you see a tent, here is where we stopped. Portaloos available, free food, drink, tables and chairs.
So my mum and I took advantage. We had already eaten on the way to the halfway stop, a vegetable wrap that my stepdad made for us, but was needing a cup of tea. So we did just that very nice with Soya Milk, refilled on water and then I had a croissant, cereal bar and a piece of melon.
After this brief stop we headed off again. Not wise to stop for too long as your muscles will begin to stiffen so it is wise to once refuelled, hydrate and emptied out bladder to keep on moving.
At this point my mum and I were making great pace and did Kilometres 15 to 20 really well and we were both surprised how quickly we had walked them. I felt good, and was really upping my stride and my adrenaline was still there, but stronger.
It was such a relief to see the finish, after walking for such a long length of time.
Once finished we were given a medal, t-shirt and a glass of Prosecco. This went down nicely.
Not ready to take on the 50KM or the 100KM yet, but going to work my way so eventually I will do those too.
Well done to everyone who took part, taking part in these events are the best thing I have ever done.
- Great way to get fit
- Meet new people
- And raise money for charity
They can become very addictive.
So many thanks for your support. The walk was to raise money for Help For Heroes so if you would still like to donate and sponsor me for the challenge I took on then you can, Please see link below:
Many thanks for reading,