Slogging it Ashes Walk - Over Half Way
Another huge 225 miles was completed last week by the Slogging It Pod, as they set off from the Home of Cricket to Headingley, ready for the first ball of the next Test.
On Monday 3 July, at 4.30am they began their longest walk yet. The trio took a two hour on, two hours off relay approach whilst splitting the miles between them. The difference in weather was notably helpful to them with a spot of rain replacing the 33-degree heat from their previous walk. The first stop was hosted by the Northampton Saints Cricket Club, where they received a warm welcome and restful accommodation, preparing them for the days ahead.
Feeling energised by their previous day's achievement, the team pushed forward on day two, conquering 77 miles. Their destination was the Papplewick and Linby Cricket Club, a picturesque venue that offered a refreshing break from the arduous journey.
On day three, the team continued their trek towards the final destination, Leeds. This leg of the journey spanned 67 miles, bringing them closer to their overnight accommodation a few miles from the stadium. Later that evening, they attended the Eve of Ashes reception, where they had the privilege of being interviewed by Daniel Norcross, alongside esteemed cricket correspondents, Dean Wilson and Will Macpherson.
With the end in sight, the team embarked on a shorter walk to Headingley Cricket Ground on day four. Along the way, they made a delightful pitstop at Coffee on the Crescent, hosted by Tim Linley, a former Surrey player. Reinvigorated by caffeine and warm hospitality, they pushed through the final stretch, eager to complete their incredible feat.
After a long four days, an extreme number of miles and a cow chase later (we can’t wait to hear this story) – they made it!
Congratulations and a huge good luck for the next journey from Headingley to Old Trafford, we can’t wait to continue our support for you all along the way!
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