The Final Chapter.


So we have made it. After months of running and walking, it is crazy to believe that it is over. Before I tell you about where I have been, I thought that I would share a photo with you. This is my Grandad, sister and I, we are messing around on the patio of my home, in Belgium. This was taken a few months before he passed, just before we went on our final holiday to Greece. While I have some great photos of him there, I do not think he would be too happy as he didn’t really like photos of himself. 

I came across this photo recently when I began to think about this challenge ending. I just wanted to reiterate my thank you’s for all the amazing support that I have received throughout my challenge. I am so delighted that I can do something to help Macmillan.

This time I ran/walked 12.77km. This means I have completed my challenge and a little extra. Let’s just say I took an extra detour to get a virtual ice-cream at the end 🙂

Robin Hood’s Bay, the final destination is an old fishing village on the Heritage coast. It has a fantastic sandy beach as well as rock pools and ancient fossils. It really is a beautiful place to end the journey.

Robin Hood's Bay - Yorkshire Coast | Welcome to Yorkshire

Finishing the challenge over some magnificent cliff tops. I can’t wait to one day be there in person.

7th to the 11th of July:


I made it to Great Broughton, Blakey Ridge and Glaisdale. I went 68.41km this time, meaning I am 21.41km/31km to Robin Hood’s Bay. With 9.59km until I reach my final destination. Meaning I now traveled a total of 286.41km.

Okay so Great Broughton is very similar to other villages we have passed so far. It is a traditional place found in North Yorkshire, also situated on the edge of the national park. There is plenty of accommodation and three pubs. Not only this but an award winning hotel!

Things to do in Great Broughton | Mulgrave Properties

Our next stop was Blakely Ridge. This is a stunning village and one of the most important areas of heather moorland in the whole of Europe. When traveling along the ridge, you will see the remains of ironstone mine workings. This was a present industry from 1856 until the 1920s. It is very popular amongst walkers. It is probably the highest and most isolated stop on the wainwright trip, there are only 2 buildings. There is a pub with good accommodation and a great bar and restaurant.

Landscape picture prints of Heather on north Yorkshire Moors - David  Speight Photography

Finally, we venture virtually to the penultimate stop of our adventure. Glaisdale is a scenic hillside village on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. It was built in the 19th century and was originally a mining village. Iron ore was super abundant in the hills surrounding. Now for the important information, there is a pub that provides meals and beds and other accommodation possibilities such as camping too. There is also a village shop and a train station.

Things To Do In Glaisdale And The Surrounding Areas | The Whitby Guide

Next time I am updating you, I will be at my final point of destination. As we are nearing the end of our virtual adventure together, I thought I would include a map of where we have been together.

In the last few months we have covered a huge distance. This could not have been done without the support of everyone from the just giving page and people who have come out with me to do some exercise. All this has helped me with this challenge. One day when Covid and my age/ running ability permits, I would love to tackle this challenge in person.

Until next time 🙂