The final Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks trek has ended. You can see the photos starting from 4.15 AM yesterday over on ShareProphets HERE. They are all ex paywall. But as a taster these are the last 1.5 miles….
About a mile and a half before the finish, Dr Sam, Steve Moore and reader Nick from Islington, the young men, the health Nazis who had started at 7 AM back in Winchester not at 4.15 AM like myself and those less fit, caught the old geezers bar Andrew Bell who had wandered into a pub to emerge at Woodlarks a bit later in a taxi.
The remaining walkers now in increasing pain, especially me, somehow managed the last bit which really is 90% uphill and met up with heroic Woodlarks supremo Nick, posed for a group photo and headed up the drive to an enthusiastic reception from campers and carers.
That always warms my heart and it is that reception I try to think about in those last painful miles. We have now raised, with gift aid, more than £27,000 so thanks to you all and to logistics maestro Lucian Miers. If you have so far forgotten to give you can still donate HERE.
Woodlarks heroic boss Nick Richards with me
All the rogue bloggers, bar Andrew Bell who got lost
The finish line, made from a feather boa