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Final Fitness Update

Posted on April 15th, 2013 by Neil

At slight risk of offending those kind people who I’ve conversed with following comments received, I consider the single biggest personal advantage (to date at least) of writing this blog has been the extra motivation it has provided towards my fitness goals. I wrote about my pre-walk targets for both weight and running a few […]

Interim Walk – Herriot Way

Posted on February 8th, 2013 by Neil

Despite  now accepting that I ought to be getting some long walks in, at the time of writing, with 10 weeks to go, I simply haven’t managed any. This is still mostly related to my running – part of me is still loathe to risk interrupting the good progress I’m continuing to make there – although family birthdays have […]


Posted on February 8th, 2013 by Neil

The total accommodation cost, based on sticking with Osmotherly YH rather than its ‘family’ replacement, works out at £385.20. Of that, roughly half went in up-front payments; the balance will be paid out on arrival at the various locations. That total includes all but one breakfast, but only one pre-arranged evening meal. Over the 11 […]

Final Kit List

Posted on January 23rd, 2013 by Neil

Shown below is my probable final kit list (with photo of the hardware, spot the differences from the initial list!).  I’ll risk posting it now since it’s been stable for several weeks.  Now it’s about time I got out there and put in some serious miles to test it all … Rucksack & General Items: kg lbs Berghaus Arete […]


Posted on December 21st, 2012 by Neil

Itinerary:  I finally got around to making that one outstanding booking in Richmond: £45 for B&B at Chosen mainly because it’s just on the far side of the town centre; my hope is that the final mile or so along the riverbanks will slip by un-noticed after getting some fish and chips in town. Having […]