They are playing in Finland in Keuruu in July. Now it would be nice to go there and listen to them.
We have also done 24km this weekend with full packs just to get the shoulders and back used to the additional weight for the Challenge. Its amazing how heavy 10.5 kilo weighs. You soon forget and its been a while since i carried that much. Sheila’s weighed 7k with food and tent, now i wish i could get mine down to that but i know i can’t make much inroad into it.
Another thing that quickly comes to light is the fact that the additional weight works your leg muscles more and after 10k i felt like i had actually walked 20k. You also burn more calories and so regular food intake needs to happen. It all has to be taken into consideration or otherwise muscle strains could ensue. I will be walking with a full pack much more now.
So here are a few pics from our local walk.
Park Tea Shop
The remembrance circle in Tandle Park
Dark looking over Chadderton and across to Derbyshire.