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AFANASIEW

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Tony's LEJOG
« on: 16:40:41, 18/03/19 »

Might as well start the posts here. It's 10 weeks until I set off from Land's End. Preparation and planning have taken two years but, now that I'm retired, training can begin in earnest. My confidence has taken a knock in the shape of Achilles tendinitis, but I won't let that stop me.

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The JustGiving page, in aid of Parkinson's UK, is here. I'm hoping to raise £1 for each of the 1,279 miles I'll cover.
It's simple - one foot in front of the other.

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Re: Tony's LEJOG
« Reply #1 on: 17:22:34, 18/03/19 »
As I mentioned before it would be good to meet up with you on the Pennine Way.  I get back from the Camino on 31st May shortly after you start your journey so I'll check with you then where/when to meet up.  What is roughly your route plan.

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« Reply #2 on: 18:04:15, 18/03/19 »
Wishing you good luck Tony, hope those stretches do the trick.


I'll keep my eye out for blog updates  O0
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Re: Tony's LEJOG
« Reply #3 on: 11:54:48, 01/04/19 »
As I mentioned before it would be good to meet up with you on the Pennine Way.  I get back from the Camino on 31st May shortly after you start your journey so I'll check with you then where/when to meet up.  What is roughly your route plan.
Harland, good luck on the Camino - enjoy! I'll finish the northern side of the SWCP by the middle of June, head round to Offa's Dyke as far as Chirk (30/06), then across to Derbyshire, mainly via canal towpaths. Edale to Crowden will be on 07/07 followed by a rest day at my son's house in Sheffield, then:09/07 - Crowden to Marsden10/07 - Marsden to Ponden11/07 - Ponden to Gargrave12/07 - Gargrave to Horton13/07 - Horton to Hardraw - rest day15/07 - Hardraw to Tan Hill Inn16/07 - Tan Hill Inn to Middleton17/07 - Middleton to Garrigill (avoiding Cross Fell)18/07 - Garrigill to Burnhead19/07 - Burnhead to Bellingham20/07 - Bellingham to Byrness
Fingers tightly crossed as, bravely/stupidly, all the accommodation's booked!
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AFANASIEW

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Re: Tony's LEJOG
« Reply #4 on: 12:02:07, 01/04/19 »
Wishing you good luck Tony, hope those stretches do the trick.


I'll keep my eye out for blog updates  O0
Thanks Jon. As it happens, I blogged yesterday by way of an update. Still working on the recalcitrant heel, but it won't stop me, only reduce the pleasure.
https://whiteacorns.wordpress.com/2019/03/31/pre-lejog-training/
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« Reply #5 on: 17:16:54, 25/04/19 »
Preparations for LEJOG more or less on schedule, despite one or two minor setbacks:https://whiteacorns.wordpress.com/2019/04/25/humbled-but-fitter/
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« Reply #6 on: 16:32:42, 06/05/19 »
Just over three weeks left - per ardua ad LEJOG:
https://whiteacorns.wordpress.com/2019/05/06/when-the-going-gets-tough/
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AFANASIEW

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« Reply #7 on: 18:54:56, 12/05/19 »
Well that's it, folks... the last blog before I set off:
https://whiteacorns.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/the-last-post-before-setting-off/

Glad to say I'm feeling more and more confident underneath the steely determination!
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Re: Tony's LEJOG
« Reply #8 on: 19:09:06, 12/05/19 »
Wishing you all the best  O0
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« Reply #9 on: 19:20:05, 12/05/19 »
Wishing you all the best  O0
Cheers, Ridge.
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Re: Tony's LEJOG
« Reply #10 on: 21:09:24, 12/05/19 »
Keep right on till the end of the Island.
Have a great walk. May see you in the Glen late June.

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AFANASIEW

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« Reply #11 on: 22:26:47, 12/05/19 »
Keep right on till the end of the Island.
Have a great walk. May see you in the Glen late June.
Thanks jimbob. Only if you're along Offa's Dyke in late June, but happy to join you for a stroll or a jar or both.
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« Reply #12 on: 08:34:33, 13/05/19 »
All the best Tony, hope it goes well and those niggles stay away  :)

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Re: Tony's LEJOG
« Reply #13 on: 08:42:36, 13/05/19 »
All the best Tony, hope it goes well and those niggles stay away  :)


Thanks RR. All the warm wishes may not actually lighten the burden or lengthen the stride, but they seem to, just a tad.  :)
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« Reply #14 on: 08:51:02, 13/05/19 »
Best wishes Tony, I hope you enjoy it and will be looking forward to your updates  O0
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