My legs are killing!
Update on walk
Last year, according to South Tyneside’s Deputy Mayor Cllr. John Anglin, only 48 people took part in the inaugural Mad March Hare walk in aid of Cancer Connections , this morning there were hundreds of people at Souter Lighthouse, and I hope they’ve raised a small fortune.
Junior had his hair sprayed red and other wore silly wigs and outlandish costumes, you may as well try and have some fun of your own if you are working to put a smile on someone else’s face!
Weather was excellent. but as an indicator of how unfit I am after two heart attacks I found it tough going, from setting out on the edge of South Shields the Leas seemed to go on and on and on, “Junior” was with me so we could encourage each other but Gypsies Green looked as though it would never appear on the horizon. Perhaps I was a little overdressed with a tee shirt, pullover, and fleece, and I found myself overheating massively before we almost fell down the hill that overlooks Gypsies Green Stadium, time for a quick drink of water before tackling the uphill climb and the tortuous return.
Remarkably as you approach the Marsden Grotto you think that Souter Lighthouse is within touching range, but like that final mile in the Great North Run it took an age to complete the route. Many people were stopping us along the way to find out what we were all walking for, in my case I need the exercise for cardiac rehabilitation and because cancer claimed the life of my dear mother, I have also lost close friends at an early age with differing cancers. It was “Junior’s” first decent length walk and his first attempt to do something (anything) which is designed to benefit other people less fortunate than us, so I was proud of his effort and the amount of sponsorship money that he has raised for Cancer Connections.
Just wish Johnny had arranged to park the Mayoral car at Gypsies Green, I would probably have tried to cadge a lift back to base!
Pictures in tomorrow’s posting at South Shields Daily Photo
Err, now recovering at home.