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Saturday, 17 December 2011

TGO Challenge 2012: Route Sheet: Done!

I have returned after spending a few days in the bowels of the Midlands. Amongst a list of stuff completed was a mini-run through of our TGO Challenge route for 2012 with Dave “Wee Willy” Wilkinson. This was necessary as Andy Walker & I had already been through it at some length and so it was important to get Dave’s “buy-in” as well. You can’t have a chap grumbling all the way across Scotland about the bloody route, can you? No. He will anyway though….

BIGGLES LAMBERT & WEE WILLY WILKINSON

OLD SCHOOL PALS: BIGGLES LAMBERT & DAVE “WEE WILLY” WILKY, IN TRAINING

We discussed the route over half a dozen games of pool, quite a few beers, a few bottles of wine and then some rather fine single malts. We discussed it over dinner, over a fry-up breakfast and then another pint at lunchtime too. We can consider the route properly discussed.

I have spent the larger part of today actually getting it down onto electronic paper including the various Foul Weather Alternatives. This year I have also included some “Storm Force Weather Alternatives” as well, such is the nature of the beast: a true beast of a walk!

I just need some details from Mr Walker now so that i can complete the Admin Form and Robert is your Uncle! It can then be squeezed down the telephone wires to John Manning to pass on to one of his hand-picked Vetters to give me some pointers in case I have mucked anything up. It’s always good to know what beers are available in the various villages that we pass through.

10 comments:

  1. Wot's that stuff growin' on Wilko's face?

    Has he been lettin' his self go?
    I remember him as nice clean shaven chappie!

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  2. Young Mister Wilkinson is now a walker who walks across Scotland. All them walkers who march across Scotland have to have a beard.

    Including the ladies.

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  3. WOT?
    And he's a Lady?

    I thought he was a laddie!
    Damned predictive text!

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  4. When it's blowing a freezing gale it's difficult to check.(Mind you, it's dificult to check with Dave "Wee Willy" Wilky at the best of times.)

    I'll leave that delightful past-time to you.

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  5. Sounds like you have rushed this plan a bit. Ran out of beer i suppose.

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  6. Just HOW did he get that name, Alan?

    I was thinking - you show me yours and I'll show you mine, but now I'm not so sure! (Route Sheet!)

    It has to involve a cheese and wine party somewhere?

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  7. Cheese and Wine Party.
    Good point Gordon!

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  8. Cheese & Wine Parties... Yes...

    We might need to put our heads together over this one as our route is not overly supportive of meeting loads of other Challengers. There is one spot I can think of Andy - at the end of Day Five?

    (Don't give our route away just yet please!)

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  9. Definitely no route leaks Al.
    Discuss after Christmas sometime.
    If you have any ideas email me.

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