A message from Bryan Clover, CEO at Rainy Day Trust:
“In just 6 weeks time I will be stood on the start line…
“On 10 Sep 22 I am embarking on the Thames Path Ultra Challenge, hiking 100km non-stop in under 24 hours. This isn’t the longest trek that I have done, but it is the first time that I have done it against the clock. I’ve done 186 miles of the South Pembs Coast Path in 9 days (19 miles a day), and 175 miles of the South West Coast Path in 7 days (25 miles a day). And last year was the #84in48, hiking from Bath to Reading, 84 miles non-stop in 48 hours, although I finished it in 32 hours 43 mins.
“This is different. 60 miles or 100km in under 24 hours against the clock in an event where the drop-out rate is about 30%. Many more finish later than the 24 hours target. I have to maintain a solid 3.8 mph during daylight hours as I know that I will slow down overnight. It requires a different game plan especially as the path is narrow and will be crowded – there are 3,000 hikers. Although there are planned rest stops, I will still be carrying 25-30lbs of water and emergency kit.
“We will be using the money raised to support people like you and those that work with you to drive down their energy bills through the provision of free LED lightbulbs, eco shower heads and radiator reflectors. We want to help people make a permanent difference to their bills. Demand for our help is quite literally going crazy. Every £ raised goes where it is needed.
“So… please sponsor the walk – if you’d like to get your brand on the kit that I will be wearing and be involved in the social media work then e-mail me and we can discuss options. Thank you to Cowal Building Supplies and Kuhn Rikon for being the first businesses to sponsor us!”