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Old 02 November 2006, 07:16   #1
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Hi everyone

I hope you dont mind me putting this on here.


On Friday 17th of November I am going to see how far I can walk in a day along the South Downs Way. I will be raising money for the BBC Children in Need



If you would like to help me raise money you can sponsor me here…..

https://secure.artezglobal.com/regis...ationID=196444



I also need some one to meet me in various places along the route to provide me with extra water and food, also I could do with some photos taking.



If anyone would like to join me for all of it or part of it that would be great, I will be starting on a section of the downs North of Chichester and heading eastwards towards Brighton.



I am hoping to raise £1000, if we can get close to this or even beat it that would be great!



Many thanks



Stephen Sumner
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Old 03 November 2006, 14:55   #2
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Where are you starting from and what time
I,ll walk a stage with you.
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Old 14 November 2006, 15:25   #3
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Good for you & the very best of luck!

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Old 14 November 2006, 17:28   #4
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Where are you starting from and what time
I,ll walk a stage with you.
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Hi Roy,

Sorry I am slow to respond, lots going on with my business at the moment.

I am setting off along the South Downs Way (eastwards) from Cocking (nr Midhurst) at 06.45am on Friday Morning. I am hoping to get as far as the River Adur if the weather and my feet allow me. Please do feel free to join us.

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Old 18 November 2006, 04:10   #5
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Hi Everyone,

I thought people might like to know how I got on with the challenge I set myself for Children in Need yesterday. The weather forecast was ok, not perfect so we decided to set off from Cocking (north of Goodwood) walking eastwards at 6.45am yesterday. By about 11.00 we had reached Amberley in the Arun Valley. The wind picking up all the time made things very tricky as the ground was very muddy as well. At about 3.30pm we made the Steyning and with only an hour or so of daylight we decided to push on just a bit further and we ended up walking up to Truli hill north of Shoreham in torrential rain, gusts of 60 mph in pitch darkness. We finally managed to get off the hill at 5.30pm in to the village of Edburton where we were picked up.

We walked for over 10 hours and covered a distance of 29 miles in what can only be the worst walking conditions I have ever experienced. I was a little bit mythed that the weather forecast did not mention the severe weather.

Thanks to everyone who has already kindly donated money and if anyone would like to it’s not to late, just click on this link and add your donation.
https://secure.artezglobal.com/regis...ationID=196444

Here is a photo of me at the start of my rather long walk!




It is also worth mentioning that people often say that the South of England is over populated, I managed to walk for 29 miles between Chichester and Shoreham and only saw 4 people out apart from when we crossed major roads.

Thanks to everyone again.

Cheers

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Old 18 November 2006, 06:20   #6
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Stephen,

Great effort in crap conditions! There's probably quite a few of us that wouldn't relish 29 miles even on a nice sunny day.

You deserve all the donations you get. Hope you reach the target.

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Old 18 November 2006, 06:53   #7
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Echo that Mike.

Well done Stephen

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