Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Friday, 31 July 2009

A Short Walk with Sophie

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It was a short walk for me, as I joined Sophie Easterbrook today for about four miles, from Taddington to Sparklow on a not unpleasant Peak District morning, for this very small section of her very long walk.

Sophie is nearly two thirds of the way through a walk from John O'Groats to Land's End - she's probably gone around 700 miles, all bar the last two days accompanied by her faithful Jack Russell, Patch. 

She's doing well, walking comfortably and strongly, a bit faster than Naismith's pace, currently aiming for 20 to 30 mile days, and using camp sites unless she gets a better offer.  Unsurprisingly, she's missing Patch.

Sophie is excellent company and at the top of her game; she has some IT issues with her otherwise excellent blogging equipment, and is reporting on her progress every few days here.

She's walking in support of the Dogs Trust charity and has a donation page here.

I'm sure she would be delighted to see any readers with the ability to track her down over the next 3 or 4 weeks as she speeds along through the green and pleasant countryside towards Land's End.

Well done, Sophie.  It was a pleasure to meet you.

1 comment:

Sophie Easterbrook said...

Hi Martin, just catching up with your blog on my last day off. thank you so much - very unexpected!

I had a lovely stay with you both and very much enjoyed your company walking that morning. I hope we can all meet up again before too long.