And it’s all over

Yesterday I walked 18km to Portsmouth, where Libby and Rob surprised me by meeting me at the ferry terminal with a bunch of flowers. The last hour of that walk had been very difficult, my feet were very sore so it was such a lovely thought, and really perked me up. They are now proudly sitting on my dining table.


Then when I arrived at Ryde, to walk the last 8 miles with Alex, Cara, Gemma, Ally and Loz – I had the following awaiting me.


So, after a good 20 miles yesterday, I was done.  In total I walked 238.3 km (148 miles) over 6 days in 52 hours and 15 minutes – an average of 8 hours 40 mins and 39.7 km (24.7 miles) a day.

I have blisters on the back on both heels (sustained in my last 8 miles – which were by far the hardest of the whole trip), some stiff legs, and I think I’m still in disbelief that I actually walked that far.

I know I’ve already said this, but there are many people I want to thank:

  • My fellow walkers, Libby, Rob, Alex, Cara, Ally, Loz, Gemma, Nicola and Robbo.
  • My mother and her friend Chris for picking me up on Tuesday when I was at a low ebb
  • Emma and Colman for putting on a fantastic party last night upon my return (and an extra thanks for Colman for his amazing bacon sandwich this morning)
  • Everyone who sent me messages of support, and who sponsored me.

I’ll update the total amount raised once I’ve totted up the offline sponsorship. Remember you can still sponsor me and support the fantastic work undertaken by Layla’s Trust at

Now I’m going to put my feet back up on the sofa 🙂


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