Sunday, 10 April 2011

18 Mile Charity Walk Through London



Yesterday, to raise money for the charity F.R.O.G.S (Friends of Gambian Schools) and my trip out to Bijilo in Gambia in June. There were five of us taking part in the challenge, Jenny planned our 16mile route but when we actually completed the walk we ended up walking 18 miles! Jenny used SportyPal app on her phone to analyse our walk - Our fastest leg of the lap was when we were trying to find an ice cream van... I wonder why we sped up there!

We kickstarted our day with yoghurt, granola, raspberries and almonds, fruit juice and a sneaky pain au chocolat! :)

We're still feeling pretty enthusiastic at the start of the walk. The first leg of the walk took us through Regents park, Hyde Park, Green Park and St James Park. It was absolutely glorious weather all day! Most of us managed to get some pretty serious tan marks by the end of the day!

There were so many herons in Regents park! They were amazing, you don't realise quite how big they are until you're up close to them!

Horse riders in Hyde Park

Everything looks so much prettier in the sunshine!

Brief pause for a photo moment!

Big Ben!

I love this building on the North Bank

A much earned ice cream break at The Tower of London... over halfway to our end destination!

I think this little sign was pretty apt in the circumstances! There wasn't a "triumphant moment" photo at the end of the walk, mainly because we were all so completely shattered that we all collapsed in Jenny's flat and was unable to move! It was tough towards the end of the walk but I definitely feel like I've achieved something! Plus, it's all in the name of chairty!

9 comments:

Claire said...

Congrats!!
And what a lovely day to do it!

Maria said...

Congratulations, you must be so proud of yourselves :D It was a lovely day but I wouldn't want to be walking when it was that warm!

Maria xxx

Nicola said...

Well done! You definitely picked a good day for it. I'm sure it was really tough, but looking at your pictures it seems like fun!

P.S. My polka dot goodie bag arrived yesterday, thank you! I wanted to take a picture while everything was still wrapped, but my excitement totally got the better of me and I shredded the wrapping paper in about 2 seconds flat!

Debbie B. said...

Congrats on the walk! What a great cause and day :). Love the pics! And ... now I want ice cream! ;)

daisychain said...

Yay you, what an achievement x

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

Amazing effort! Though I must ditto at the thought of doing it in the heat!

ps - I've noe done my Kreative Blogger post!

Abbie said...

Thank you ladies! :D

Daisy said...

Hiya, this is just a message to say that I've tagged you for a Kreativ Blogger Award :)

http://simplydaisybelle.blogspot.com/2011/04/kreativ-blogger-award.html

xxx

Helen said...

woah 18 miles! what a walk! hope your feet weren't too sore after all that.