A chance encounter.

 

Aaron

Aaron in training for his marathon hike.

I usually go cycling several times a week. Nearly always every Wednesday with the local U3A cycling group other times with individuals from the group or on my own. Often, you pass people on the cycle tracks with a hello or other short greeting, occasionally by chance, the opportunity presents itself for longer chats.

On Saturday I was sheltering under a railway bridge from the rain along Southbank. I had stopped to have a drink from my flask when a man came walking in from the Whittlesey direction. He was a tall well-built chap and was carrying a heavy-looking backpack.

We struck up a conversation, Aaron was training to walk around Great Britain to raise money for charity. He thought that the journey around the country would take him two years

When we met up he had walked twelve miles so far and had another four to complete before getting home. I left Aaron to finish his journey and returned home. I said I would mention our meeting and his monumental journey on my blog. Hopefully, Aaron will read this and send me further details of his planned journey. I certainly admire his spirit determination and fitness. I wish him every success.

 

7 responses to this post.

  1. Is it a particular charity? or does he have a few in mind?

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  2. Posted by Aaron on August 19, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Hi Phil it was a pleasure to meet you on Saturday. Thank you so much for giving me place on your blog I’m extremely honoured!
    We both had to face the elements that day didn’t we?! Just a little information on my event for you, i will walk 11,000 miles of the United Kingdom’s coastline for a fantastic organisation that help service men and women in the UK for mental health issues and ptsd.
    They save a lot of lives every year and offer great support for their families too. ROCK2RECOVERY can be found online for anyone interested in taking a closer look at what they do.
    Well i hope we cross paths again soon Phil, once again thank you so much for this and take care. You’re a top man!

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  3. Thanks Aaron please keep me posted on your progress and I will pass the information on.

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  4. Posted by Irene Henson on August 19, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    What a wonderful cause and what an epic challenge x

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