Covering 24 Miles Of Suffolk's Countryside
Friday 2nd October saw Banana HQ take to the footpaths of Suffolk to walk from Bury St Edmunds to Clare with very little training!
Maps and miles ahead of us...
We met as the mist was clearing, and luckily for us, it made way for one of the sunniest October days on record. Our M.D. Jerome took on the lead role, armed with a map and his trusty dog Timber, as his tribe followed him across some of Suffolk's most stunning rolling countryside. A little too rolling in some places!
Regular pit stops refuelled us, rekindled our 'love' of walking and kept us putting one foot in front of the other. The air was filled with chitter chatter about anything from adventure to armchairs - and some fairly out of tune sing alongs! Onlookers would have been amused by the Go Ape spirit amongst us.
Blisters and babies (made from jelly!)
Those last few hills saw us reach for the plasters, have a tussle for the jelly babies and countdown to the finish line.
The pub in Clare was a welcome sight. We reflected on the day and how it had reminded us of how lucky we are to live in such a wonderful neck of the woods - and be part of a cracking team! Sometimes you need to take a step back (or 24 miles forward!) to remember what you have.
What started as a fairly substantial 19 miler somehow turned into 24 miles - almost a marathon! Well done to all those that took part - it really was a wonderful day in true Go Ape style.
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Why not walk?
It really was a great day and everyone benefits from heading out in the fresh air, but there was also an important reason behind it.
It's a great way to pull the team together. Walk-a-thons are an ideal way to bond, squeeze in some serious exercise and raise funds for an important cause.