As Community Week draws to a close, our thoughts turn to the walkers set to tackle the Ridgeway Walk this weekend.
At midnight on Saturday our teams - Borehamwood, Chicks and the Beanstalk and NottinghamSixthSense will don their walking boots to tackle the 26 miles to be completed within 12 hours. Unlike most marathons - which are relatively flat - they have the ups and downs of the Ridgeway to tackle too!
Debbie Nicholas (from Chicks and the Beanstalk) said:
We’re looking forward to the challenging 26 mile walk. Last weekend we walked 16 miles, which included the hill up to Barbury Castle, so we know exactly what’s in store for us as we head towards the finish line. We’ve been busy, both training and fundraising. The time and effort the team has put in shouldn’t be underestimated. It’s been very rewarding and fun at the same time!
On Sunday, Smiths News staff, family and friends will be waiting at Barbury Castle to congratulate them on their achievement. I also hear a rumour that Mark Charlton aims to be there, fresh from completing his From S to N bike ride (floods permitting!)
I'm sure everyone at Smiths News wishes all the teams well. Fingers crossed the weather is set fair for you this weekend and be sure to take plenty of photos, so we can see how you got on!