Monday, 30 August 2010

A huge Thank you!

On behalf of all the Penair Oldies, I would like to thank the following people - all the Oldies (Neil, John, Steve and myself) The Lander Oldies (Joseph and Chris) all the wifes (Ruth, Cass', Marcia) and all the children (Chris, Lucy, Dominic, Keiran, Riley and Daisy). Plus all our parents and friends who have helped and everyone who have sponsored us over the last few months. Without your support (and patience) the walk would have ground to a halt weeks ago! A huge thank you from all of us!
We're collecting money now - so hopefully will have a total for you all in a month or so. At the moment our estimates of total raised will be between £500 - £600 - brilliant!
Finally, in about 4 - 6 months time I aim to have a book available to buy - no title at this stage - but will get back to you. A percentage of money raised from the book will go to Joseph for his fund raising.
Thanks again everyone!

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Thursday, 26 August 2010

The walk continues!

The walk continues, today (Friday) we'll be between Coverack and the Lizard - come and give us a wave!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

First day for Neil and John - give them a wave!

Hi folks! Just to say that although I've had to retire the walk continues. Steve, Joseph, Neil and John will all pick up the walk tomorrow, starting from Tresillian this time - walking to Malpas - ferry to Falmouth - walking to Helford Passage. Ist day for Neil and John so if you see them give them a wave!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Steve and Joe just left Dodman Point, if you're in the area say hi!

Steve and Joe just left Dodman Point, if you're in the area say hi! 15:00hrs 24/08/10

One down...

Well that's that. Seen the Dr this morning - I have sprained my achilles tendon in my right leg and told to rest it for 1-2 weeks; thus I'm out of the Walk. The walk goes on with Steve and Joseph resuming today with Neil and John joining them on Thursday

Monday, 23 August 2010

Nursing wounds

Hi - Clive reporting this one.
Temporary halt while we nurse wounds. For myself I've had crippling leg cramps that have left me hobbling plus I'm evidently quite dehydrated (probable cause of the cramps).
We've returned home tonight for proper rest; Steve and Joe are planing to resume the walk tomorrow; albeit in a simplier way - will keep you updated on this.
I will rejoin the walk on Thursday or if I can walk properly again sooner - John and Neil (the other Oldies) are aware of the changes.
Will update this page tomorrow with fresh photos and on Facebook

Saturday, 21 August 2010

the camp has been set up

its zero hour

Here we go.....

Hi all - We're starting the walk today!

From 15:00 this afternoon we won't able to answer emails / messages as easily as usual so don't be upset if we ignore you! Any problems contact Chris whose handling the technical side of the websites for us - he'll have the latest news!

Thanks for all the support - see you at Lands End next Sunday, keep watching this group and the blog for updates!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Change to the line-up

Change to the line-up -

Steve, Joe and Clive will be staring the walk on Saturday; Chris will now be acting in a technical support role. He'll be updating the Blog and FB when we are unable to; all queries about the walk after we start hould be sent to him here on FB or at or

Monday, 16 August 2010

Bissoe Valley revisited

Another day, another training walk! This time we managed to get four of us together at the same time. Chris, Joe, Steve and Clive walked around the Bissoe Valley (where Clive and Steve's first training walk was way back in the spring).
We managed to iron out a few issues with the rucksacks but they're still heavy! New boots didn't cause blisters (yet). Water remains a concern but we'll manage somehow!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Penair Oldies make news in West Briton

Check out this weeks West Briton P48

They have done a really good article about our challenge

Well done Clive!!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Sunday 8th August Looe Bar near Helston
Practice walk with full kit for Clive and Chris (with Lucy adding as back-up!) Carrying way too much weight (and that's just across the waist!) - will have to figure out a way of reducing the weight; guess may have to leave the fridge at home after all.......!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Good news!

Have been in contact with a West Briton reporter Josie Purcell who is planning to do a pre-walk story followed up but a piece once we have completed the walk.

On behalf of the Oldies, I would like to thank Josie for her support and hope the picture they print showes my good side!