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Eddie's Red Rose 100 walk

posted 31 May 2015, 23:29 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 31 May 2015, 23:30 ]
I did the Long Distance Walkers Association's "LDWA" yearly flagship 100 miles event in 36 hours 20 minutes.
Starting at 10am last Saturday and completing the walk at 10.20pm last Sunday night.
There was 12,500 ft. of ascent with over 200 stiles. I walked with my Brother Alf. This was his 16th 100
The walk had to be completed in 48 hours or by 10am Bank Holiday Monday.

The first stile you said to yourself it's just a stile but 90 miles into the walk climbing another steep hill you said to yourself "not another f*****g one!".

It was non stop but it had 14 checkpoints for water and food. How long you stayed in the checkpoints was up to the individual bearing in mind the finishing time.

Mentally and physically you went through peaks and troughs, but knowing myself I did not allow negative thoughts.

Rather big-headed, I do feel a sense of achievement.

I finished 134th out of 503, although in truth, what position you finish is not important to me, it is the taking part. The results page is on the LDWA's website. 

Unfortunately although many photos were taken by others, I do not have any in my possession, "probably they will find there way onto Essex & Herts LDWA web page eventually".

Congratulations to Eddie on a magnificent achievement!