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Title: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: stuwilson128 on 08 July, 2011, 11:58:36 AM
Thank you to all of you who have sponsored me for my coast to coast walk. I set off this morning at 8:15 and am already near Ennerdale. I have taken about 1 hour less than planned to get to my current position! I will try to update again tomorrow.


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: andymc on 08 July, 2011, 09:26:15 PM
Good going Stuart. Have you got a sponsorship page ?


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: stuwilson128 on 09 July, 2011, 10:09:00 PM
Today was much more of struggle than yesterday. The first leg was so monotonous! It was not helped by me straining calf late yesterday, consequently I had to take things a little more slowly. This was followed by lots of bogs. This resulted in me not getting as far as I wanted. I resorted to a bit of wild camping on the fell tops! Hope to reach Shap tomorrow. If you would like to make a donation to Help for Heroes, please visit www.bmycharity.com/stuartwilsonc2c.


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: stuwilson128 on 11 July, 2011, 10:30:25 AM
Sorry there was no update yesterday but I had no phone signal. Due to fatigue, boggy ground and the weight of my pack I only made it as far as patterdale. Feeling refreshed today so now onward to shap!


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: JohnMillham on 11 July, 2011, 02:32:29 PM
Sorry there was no update yesterday but I had no phone signal. Due to fatigue, boggy ground and the weight of my pack I only made it as far as patterdale. Feeling refreshed today so now onward to shap!
Back in the 1960s, I was on a trip in my B20 to Spadeadam to see the Blue Streak Rocket, when my only remaining wiper fell of and blew away in a snow storm at Shap. Luckily, the first one fell of earlier that day and I recovered it, so I could drive with one hand and wipe the snow away with the other! That was before the M6 of course. Weather should be better at this time of the year. Good luck Stuart.
 Regards, John


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: fay66 on 11 July, 2011, 04:10:09 PM
Back in the late 1950's Early 1960's I used to drive HGV's for a living, halfway up Shap on the old road before they built the motorway used to be a very renowned transport Cafe called 'the Jungle'
No doubt long gone.
Those were the days before curtain siders and you had to sheet and rope your load ::)

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: Dilambdaman on 11 July, 2011, 06:52:07 PM
'You're a better man than I (Gunga Din)' Stuart! Well, done and all the very best.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunga_Din

Robin.


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: hyena1 on 12 July, 2011, 08:07:08 PM
Good luck Stuart! You're doing it a lot faster than I did! Camping rough?! What's that? We did cosy B&Bs...
Keep going, good for you


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: stuwilson128 on 12 July, 2011, 08:46:11 PM
Made it to Kirkby Stephen today. Nearly half way! Conditions were better for walking as it wasn't as hot as yesterday. Big push starts tomorrow as I hope to make it to reeth.


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: St Volumex on 13 July, 2011, 05:28:23 AM
"If you keep right on to the end of the road, keep on right round the bend  ;D
Though the way be long, let your heart be strong - keep on right round the bend  ;D
Though you're tired and weary, it won't be long 'till you come to that happy abode
Where those you love and been dreamin' of
Will be there!
At the end of the road!"

Keep it up Stu! (Above written from memory of the way my Dad used to sing it, no doubt from WWII.)


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: SteveGales on 13 July, 2011, 09:39:26 AM
....and still sung by Birmingham City fans today !!

Good luck Stuart

Steve


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: stuwilson128 on 14 July, 2011, 07:39:42 PM
Yesterday was a day to forget. Struggled to reeth having strained my right foot. Was then up to my knees going over the moors. Then to cap it off, ripped my trousers! Got to Bolton on swale today. It was a struggle to get to Richmond, but once there got some support for my foot so hopefully it will make the going a little easier.


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: fay66 on 14 July, 2011, 11:53:20 PM
Yesterday was a day to forget. Struggled to reeth having strained my right foot. Was then up to my knees going over the moors. Then to cap it off, ripped my trousers! Got to Bolton on swale today. It was a struggle to get to Richmond, but once there got some support for my foot so hopefully it will make the going a little easier.

Keep it up Stuart you are doing so well and we're all willing you on!

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: stuwilson128 on 15 July, 2011, 05:16:09 PM
Well, so much for making up some of my lost time. I found today the most draining mentally as the route was extremely tedious. I also found my motivation and enthusiasm to have deserted me. Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day. Now camped up behind the bluebell inn at ingleby cross.


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: HF_Dave on 15 July, 2011, 05:47:08 PM
Stuart, here is an old Irisp prayer to help you on your way, short version,

May the road rise to greet you,
May the sun shine upon your face,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the rain fall softly on your fields,
May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows your dead.
Thanks David ;D


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: Harvey on 16 July, 2011, 12:10:06 PM
Well, so much for making up some of my lost time. I found today the most draining mentally as the route was extremely tedious. I also found my motivation and enthusiasm to have deserted me. Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day. Now camped up behind the bluebell inn at ingleby cross.

Keep going, Stu. We'll try to provide the motivation from here.


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: stuwilson128 on 17 July, 2011, 08:57:17 PM
After the bad day on Friday, yesterdays walking went well despite the poor weather. And now I can say that as of 19:45 today, I have walked from coast to coast! Thank you all cor your support along the way. It really has helped. I will post a few pics once I am home :D


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: andymc on 17 July, 2011, 09:07:54 PM
Congratulations Stuart.


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: thecolonel on 17 July, 2011, 09:41:50 PM
Superb, well done indeed.


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: Dilambdaman on 17 July, 2011, 11:05:15 PM
Nice one Start, well done.

Robin.


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: chugga boom on 18 July, 2011, 08:12:39 AM
Well done stuart


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: rogerelias on 18 July, 2011, 12:22:50 PM
Nice one Stuart,there will be pint for you when we next meet :)


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: St Volumex on 18 July, 2011, 01:33:16 PM
For he's a jolly good fellow!


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: LanciAlan on 18 July, 2011, 03:47:28 PM
I reckoned that once you made it to page 2 of this thread you would make it to the coast soon afterwards ..... congratulations.


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: HF_Dave on 18 July, 2011, 10:29:58 PM
Congrat's Stuart. well done ;D


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: stuwilson128 on 24 July, 2011, 02:49:37 PM
I have finally managed to sort a few pictures of my Coast to Coast Walk.  Thank you to everybody who spnsored me and for all of your support during the walk.  Your comments certainly helped me during the tougher times of the walk!

As long as I manage to collect all of the money that has been pledged, I will have raised a total of 933!


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: stuwilson128 on 24 July, 2011, 02:50:21 PM
Two more photos taken at the end of the walk.


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: stuwilson128 on 24 August, 2011, 07:38:21 PM
A big thank you to everybody who sponsored me for my Coast to Coast walk.  I have now made a payment to Help for Heroes for the money which has been donated offline.  In all, I have raised a total of 1100.  In addition to this, I expect my employer to donation match my efforts by adding a further 200 to the charity  :)


Title: Re: Stuart wilsons coast to coast walk
Post by: HF_Dave on 24 August, 2011, 09:15:30 PM
Good work Stuart !Well done. David.