Paul’s Kilt…

Paul raised nearly £300 for the Alzheimer’s Society by giving the BDWF members and his friends the opportunity to decide whether or not he would walk the 100th 4-Day March in his kilt! The “Yes’s” won!

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Photos from Rest Post 3 Day 3 / Fotos van Rustplaats 3 Dag 3

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My Little Blister / Mijn Klein Blaar

I felt a little blister, on my left big toe.

I heard him shout, “hey, mister. How far left to go?”

I ignored him for a while, stuck my fingers in my ears.

I found it hard to smile, but grimaced through the tears.

When I reached the sports hall, I limped to the first aid.

They asked me then, “is that all!?” As on the bed I laid.

In went the needle with a thirst. Relief, at last no pain.

The only problem now he’s burst? Tomorrow he’s back again!!!

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Rest Post 3 Day 3 – Quotes from the Students / Rustplaats 3 Dag 3 – Uitspraken van de studenten

40km Student Team

Jonathon – Walking is suffering, suffering is walking.

Miles – Glad I’m not doing 55km.

Ben – Wear a hat, best protect your neck.

Adrie – De weg naar gekte. / The road to madness.

Max – Keep it H.I.P., man.

Caroline – You already walked more than 110 km and then somebody calls you an old lady… 🙂

40km Cadet Team

Edward & Guy – It’s not not very hot. It’s perfect weather for fainting.

Tara – I’m melting.

James – It’s bare hot fam.

James – Perfect Callapigian

30km Team

Kiah – It is very humid which makes you feel ill!

Rosie – Bananas are a must.

Max – Done it before M8.

Eden – It’s lit fam.

Joseph – I have thoroughly enjoyed myself today, even with the hot weather.

Nienke – Het is fijn om met een groep te lopen, de mensen aande kant zijn heel aardig. Het is echt leuk. / It is fine to walk with a team, the people by the roadside are very nice. It is great fun.

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Rest Post 3 Day 3 / Rustplaats 3 Dag 3

The weather seems to be cooler today although we will still lose the shade before most of the walkers arrive here.

‘Team Lenny’ have just been through, photos to follow later. We have a good view of the road today so we can see who doesn’t stop here.

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Youngest British Female Walker for 55 km Route / Jongste Britse Frouwelijke Wandelaar voor 55 km Route

100_5175Natalie is the youngest British female walker to be completing the 55 km route this year for the 100th anniversary. She is one of over 100 walkers who are carrying  flags so that the media can find them in the crowds! Natalie is number 104.

Look out for the stories after the march

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Sports Hall Day 2 / Sporthal Dag 2

The first aiders have just finished foot treatment for tonight and there were some great blisters!

Today went well although it was still very hot. There was a short thunder storm at dinner time which has cleared the air a bit so tomorrow is forecast to be cooler; we will wait and see.

It’s been great to see all the old faces from previous years and meet the first-timers who will soon become old faces too.

Chris

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Photos from Rest Post 3 Day 2 / Fotos van Rustplaats 3 Dag 2

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Rest Area 3 Day 2 / Rustplaats 3 Dag 2

All the students/cadets have been through, and most of the others. Not as hot as yesterday yet but getting hotter. We have treated a few blisters today and handed out hundreds of cups of squash; well it feels like hundreds!

Joy stopped earlier and said she is having a really good Nijmegen and hopes the next two days continue the same.

I hope the rest of the week is good for everyone!

Chris.

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Rest Post 2 Day 2 / Rustplaats 2 Dag 2

Most of the walkers were through RA2 by 1030.

Everyone is feeling hot, hot, hot, but still soldiering on.

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