19 April 2014

Training

Above you can see our lovely daughter Frances. I snapped that photograph earlier today as I walked with her above Edale on the edge of the Kinder Plateau. Below there's an impressive gritstone pedestal which looks down upon Grindsbrook Clough. It was next to the path we took to walk back to the village of Edale.
This wasn't entirely a leisurely country walk, more of a training walk for Frances who will be undertaking a much longer walk in early June - to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK. Her longer walk will see her taking in Yorkshire's "Three Peaks" - Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-Y-Ghent - twenty six miles in total. It is quite a big ask for someone who spends the majority of her working time sitting at a computer screen or talking on the telephone. So today - as she was home - we went out into the Peak District to test her new boots and tackle six arduous miles.

Would you like to sponsor her? Every little helps. Go to her page on the Just Giving website and follow the instructions. Click here.

9 comments:

  1. My Kathy is doing a sponsored bike ride for the same charity next year in Vietnam with colleagues from Chesterfield Royal. She too is training hard! Good luck to Frances.

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    1. Well that's nothing! I will be swimming up the Amazon, wrestling a great white shark and scaling Everest to raise funds for Oxfam.

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  2. Good on her! Best wishes for the training and the walk Frances.
    The perfect trainer in Dad.

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    1. Yes - perfect trainer - whistle, megaphone, shell suit and headband.

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  3. Obviously she takes after Shirley
    Pretty lass

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    1. Time to get an appointment at Specsavers Earl - Her loveliness is derived directly from her father.

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  4. Good luck. It's a record that has stood for far two long. 2h 29m set in 1976.
    I hope it is dry. Pen-Y-Ghent to Whernside is soul destroying in wet weather.

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    1. Yes Adrian. I will be keeping my fingers crossed that she hits upon a nice day. I have never done that walk myself but I have been up Pen-Y-Ghent.

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  5. Stunning scenery! I hope your daughter will find many sponsors for her walk, and enjoy it as doing something useful and fun at the same time (if she is one of those who, like myself, find walking/hiking fun).

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