Following on from the questionable health benefits of the Gallon Walk earlier in the summer, there was decent challenge in September’s walk from Whitby. Everyone looked full of cheer at the start but this was significantly challenged with almost constant fog and that rain that makes you wet never far away. Not helping was the regular drip feed of runners doing the 62 mile trek from Guisborough to Filey.
Anyway having broken the back of the walk, the day dried, the sun soothed and fog and spirits lifted coming into Saltburn before the victory stretch to the club. The mist must have hidden large numbers of walkers as once back at the club around treble the number of people spotted on the walk shared in the celebrations and food.
Special thanks go to Paul and Debbie Wilson for the remarkable cruelty of meeting us in their van every couple of miles just to gloat and also to Nikki Smith for organising it all and the numerous folk who chipped in with food for the night. There was even a positive contribution to club funds from it all.
Final word must go to the two nippers, Greg Wass and Sean Maley, both having walked further than they’ve ever done before and both completing the full quest.