The stars were out and the threat of rain never materialised as over 400 walkers gathered at the start of the Starlight walk last night. Gill, Tony and I got ourselves at the front of the pack and at 10 pm we were off...
Two hours and 59 minutes later we crossed the finishing line among the first 15 - 20 walkers.
We ached rather a lot and were feeling our age but still felt rather pleased to realise we are probably a lot fitter than we imagined. The cup of tea and danish pastry at the end were very welcome!
Ten miles and over twenty three thousand steps...
With a medal to prove it!
Between us we have raised over £575 for the Garden House Hospice and I know there is still some more sponsorship money to come in. So to everyone who has sponsored us, thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. It is very much appreciated.
Our Justgiving page will remain open until December if you would still like to contribute.
As for Betelgeuse... well he did complete the circuit. However it turns out he is a lazy little blighter and I had to carry him all the way.
So he really doesn't deserve to wear this medal.
And as promised I did the "names in a hat" thing... and Betelgeuse is going off to live with Thelma. Thank you Thelma for sponsoring me... and I hope you enjoy Betelgeuse coming to live with you. He may not be up to walking very far but at least he doesn't eat much.
I confess I do ache a little (well perhaps more than a little) this morning but I did walk another two miles to the local shop to get the Sunday paper. I fear if I sit still too long I might seize up completely.
But all in all it was a brilliant evening and a great way to remember my Dad