Overwhelmed, hugely relieved and a little delirious, we’re incredibly happy to announce that all of the team completed the Around the Weald challenge of 27.5 miles in just 10 hours and 50 minutes. We can’t thank everyone enough for the generous donations and support provided in the last few months as we prepared for this huge challenge. Our final total comes to £1470 and every single penny will go towards supporting Mind and ensuring no one has to face a mental health problem alone. So once again, thank you.
Here are a few photos to show you what we got up to throughout the day.
Checkpoint 1: All looking fresh-faced after the first climb.
Hill climbing - just keep going.
Man down - Still laughing with a face full of rapeseed.
A view for miles - The sunshine and this countryside kept us going.
Pit stop for Jen - the desperation had kicked in by this point. Random portaloo to the rescue.
A pub, a pub! - Finally, after 15 miles, some lunch.
Groombridge Place - Still smiling
Animal therapy - Mile 21, are we nearly there yet?
Mile 24 - resorted to "i-spy" games to keep everyone going. #everythinghurts
Final stretch - Mile 26, lots of laughter, pain, yelping, and delirium. At this point, not even the awesome views could help.
The end - we did it! 27.5 miles in 10 hours 50 minutes. The whole team, knackered, relieved, but ecstatic. If you've not sponsored us yet - there is still time, check out our JustGiving page and donate here.