The Walking Dad - October 2014
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:55

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Mike and Dave at the end of 22 miles! Mike and Dave at the end of 22 miles!

Update: Dec 2014 - Total Raised £936!

On a dreary Wednesday morning at 4.20am, Dave and Mike set off walking from Southport back to Newton le Willows. They were in high spirits but deep down you could tell they were a little tentative as well. They posed for a quick photo under the Southport sign and then headed off into the dark.

The event is held on what would have been Davey's 22nd birthday, hence the distance. All money raised will be donated to causes in and around Newton le Willows.

At around 10.30am, Tony and I met them for a breakfast stop, although they'd been up for about 7 hours already! They had already conquered 15 miles so they were ahead of schedule. The signs of fatigue were setting in though and Dave was already aching from head to toe!

Mike and Dave stop for lunch at 15 miles
Mike and Dave stop for lunch at 15 miles

The end in sight... but can't get a pint!

The dynamic duo reached The Griffin ahead of time and the pub wasn't even open yet! They sat wearily, unable to move for over an hour before they were able to get a celebratory drink!

22 Miles later!
22 Miles later!

The final total for donations is still being counted so stay tuned. If you would like to donate, click the link on the top right of the site or go to

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