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The longest training walk yet!

You may ask what we are training for. Well Philippe came up with the idea of a Rotary charity walk to Santiago de Compostelo. No, not from Silves. We would start instead from the north of Portugal and walk through to Santiago itself. This is some 120 kms which we hope to complete within a week – that means about 20 kms per day.  All in aid of a much needed Sensory Room and Garden for Armancao de Pera School’s challenged children.

Philippe has started slowly with our training programme. Walk number 5 on Saturday 16 April of 13 kms was around the Barragem do Arade, just over half of what we will be expected to manage on a daily basis on the course itself.

Our starting point

View from the Top

Still smiling half way round

Only two made it the full distance, so we need to gear up to a fitness not yet apparent in our members, who by my calculations on average will never celebrate their seventieth birthday again.

Two Survivors

We will be asking the public to sponsor or donate to members who complete this Olympian challenge.  To help them, we will be giving details of the participants in the forthcoming weeks.  Follow this space

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