The final step is in sight - (Little Haywood to Stone) - In the name of Thiago - Day 285
But no, to give pompous man from Southampton more editorial space would be a terrible injustice. And the reason for that is because it has been another absolutely phenomenal day spent with truly wonderful company, which Mr shit for brains shall not be permitted to overshadow. I make no apology for boring you with reading these platitudes. The fact is that I've got some pretty special friends, who are making me feel like a champion at the moment.
And here are your starters for seven today. From left to right starting with my two blonde bombshells and wonderful colleagues from work Anne Grace and Claire Hand, then moving along to Adam Parkes who was on his fourth day on the bounce today then yours truly of course followed by the magnificent Rob Crossland and fellow skating Dad Alex Barnes. These guys have been absolutely awesome today, giving me all the encouragement I needed and so much more.
The yellow army marched on and on - we were unstoppable today. For me of course every step of my trek has been incredibly personal but the support I've had fon my journey from far too many people for me to list here has been so moving. I know that what I'm doing is really special but I'm still so emotionally overwhelmed by the reaction of people I've walked with, people I've met and talked to. I know that when this is all over tomorrow, it ain't 'arf going to feel weird. I will do something else but I know I need time to stop to think about what that might be. I'm just staying in the present for now.