On Sunday 9th October Dawn, Simeon, Philip and I, Louise took part in Test Way Walk, organised by the Rotary Club of Romsey Test. Simeon longest legs but no training set off at 8.00am to walk 25.5 miles from St. Mary Bourne to Romsey. Philip, Dawn and I shorter legs and even less training set off at the more civilised hour of 10.30 to walk 11 miles from Stockbridge to Romsey.

The weather was warm and sunny and the scenery was beautiful. The route was fully marshalled and the key points were signed so there was no fear of anyone getting lost, very important when you’ve overlooked your reading glasses for the map. Despite sore feet and a few blisters, we all made it to the end to receive our medals and a much-needed ice cream or two. In all, about 700 people took part, raising money for a variety of charities. Our sponsors were very generous and we raised about £1000 for the Ossie Newell Foundation.