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Photo article, the last 1.5 miles of the 34, after six years my last Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks walk

Tom Winnifrith
Tuesday 20 June 2023

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

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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