Monday, 8 November 2010

Another coastal walker

Military helicopter pilot Matthew Brown is currently walking 10,500 miles around the coastline of Britain and Ireland to raise money for Help For Heroes. Details can be found on the bmycharity website, and he has an active twitter feed. Apparently he has already raised over £500,000.

He is planning to finish late next year, and walking up to 35 miles a day. He set off from Hull on the 28th June and is currently in Cornwall. An article about him can be found on the Colchester Daily Gazette website.

It will be an amazing feat. If he is walking every day without taking days off, then it is possible that he could break John Westley's record for the longest continuous walk in Britain - 9,500 miles.

This has been a bumper year for coastal walkers, with at least five people having done all or parts of England, Scotland and Wales, and another three people having started sectional walks. I thought it was a busy year in 2003, when three of us were doing it!

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