29 July 2013
100 km -
You will be pleased to hear that they succeeded in their quest... in the
amazing time of 21 hours 51 mins.
Full results now out.
They were the 43rd team to finish and 1st
Men's Vets team!!! Next Vets team was 1hrs 48 mins behind them in
Only 204 four man teams finished and three of
those were outside the 30 hours limit. 396 teams started
They wish to
thank all of the sponsors who helped them to better their target - amount
currently stands at nearly £3,000.
particularly like to thank Dave Cordell & Terri Shotton who supported them
all from 6:30 on Saturday morning, all though the day and night and got them
home safely at 10:30 Sunday... Also to Anne Cilia and John & Margaret
Baldwin who all drove down to support at the end of the epic journey.
only 1365 participants crossed the finish line inside the 30 hours and only
50% finished a full team of 4. So our boys did well with a combined age of
What is Trailwalker?
Trailwalker was originally started by the Queen's Gurkha Signals
Regiment over 30 years ago as a training exercise to test soldiers' stamina
and teamwork skills. The challenge is to complete the 100km Trailwalker
trail, across the South Downs, in under 30 hours in teams of four. Is it
tough? Of course. Is it worth it? Absolutely.
is an epic endurance challenge for teams of four (plus support crew) This
July, 550 teams will attempt to trek 100km within 30 hours across the
stunning South Downs National Park. And one of the teams will be The
'heathens are all members of that famous athletic club
Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC. All passed their sell by date but
still hanging on. Now aiming to walk the 100k inside 24 hours, yes, 100k!
these people? Team leader is the club treasurer, Dave 'Apples' Appleton, and
his crew are: Andrew 'Drew' Grace, John Butler, Mike Peel, Colin Rowe and
blokes trying to do something for others! Can you, will you, do something to
If you care
The “heathens” your donation will benefit Oxfam and the
Gurkha Welfare Trust - if you want more info see Apples, Mike, Drew, John,
Colin or Dave C. on any Wednesday evening at the clubhouse.
The 'heathens getting in some training with
their coach, Terri
Just to give you an idea of what 100k looks like!
The “heathens” in their epic task...