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Stars of the walk

Because I want to remember this. In no particular order:

  • AD, age 60+, came in third, on the one hand a regular long distance walker, but she's someone I never really knew well, but bumped into a few weeks ago. She raised over a hundred quid in sponsorship and walked in the rain for a family she'd known vaguely thirty years ago. Star.
  • VB, aged 60+, hat on, head down, walked ten miles, slow and steady, no fuss. Star.
  • ML, young, pulled a muscle and had to retire in the end but gave it her mega-best shot. Has done brilliant publicity and fund-raising. Star.
  • HE, only met her once, friend of a friend, asked about my pedometer, chat moved to this walk, she said she'd do it, turned up, ran the whole thing in two hours, raised loads of money. Star.
  • DS, in her 50s, worked with me briefly in my last teaching post seven years ago, drove miles, walked slowly with me for first four miles though her own pace is much faster, as seen by the short work she made of the remaining distance once shot of me. Star.
  • LG, 29, ex-pupil, ex naughty pupil, to be honest, Worked yesterday morning from 5-8.30, drove fifty miles, collected her two sisters and all walked the walk, in cheap useless rain ponchos that didn't keep them dry for five minutes. She's raised over 350. Super star, double plus.
  • H, LG's nephew, aged 5, did the first four miles when the rain was really lashing down and only complained when his gran turned up to take him home. Star.
  • MC, 60, one of the most joyful people on the planet, everyone who walked with her said how much they enjoyed her company. Star
  • JP, friend of a friend, paid 10 into the fund before she walked, hurt her leg but kept on to the end. Star.
  • SC and MK, brilliant, dream team without whom none of this would have happened. MK is tiniest but was first home. Mentalists and stars of the highest order.
  • DT, drove down from London, awesome fund-raising, knew no-one but me, fitted in as if she'd always been there. Star.
  • Son, YD and Bloke, all doing it for the ED, keeping me steady, taking the strain, being brilliant. Stars just pretending to be bastards.
  • and just as I finish the list the new Elizabeth George novel arrives on my kindle and that's me, off to bed with a mug of hot milk and a new book by a favourite author. #livingthedream

    Laters x

    9:51 p.m. - 14.10.13

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