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….
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.