Family Magazine

21 Years, 21 Miles, 21 Walkers

By Mmostynthomas @MostynThomasJou

In less than 24 hours’ time, Miles will be one of 21 walkers – including PACE’s founder and erstwhile director, Heather Last – tackling the Chiltern Ridgeway from Watlington to Wendover in celebration of PACE’s 21st anniversary.

21 years, 21 miles, 21 walkers

Together they aim to raise £21,000 towards the costs of setting up a new PACE Early Years center at 156 Wendover Road near Aylesbury – the site which also serves as the finish line for tomorrow’s walk – where Isobel will have her sessions.

Looking at images of the Ridgeway on the web, you’d be fooled into thinking it is an easy stroll through a local Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty. Although it affords plenty of stunning panoramic views along the way, it is a strenuous, undulating route that dips in and out of valleys and cuts through beech woodland.

21 years, 21 miles, 21 walkers

It’s a long way – almost as long as the London Marathon, and possibly just as hard work (even though participants will be going at a sedate pace of 3 mph). The cross-section of the land Miles will be covering tomorrow below shows how much the walk fluctuates at certain points: an elevation of as much as 856 feet, ascending a total of 948 feet over 21.5 miles.

21 years, 21 miles, 21 walkers

The trek starts at 8am at the Watlington Carrier Arms with a bacon roll and coffee for breakfast. The next time Miles stops for a break will be lunch in Princes Risborough at 9.5 miles, aiming to finish at 156 Wendover Road at around 6pm.

Miles is well-equipped to tackle the Ridgeway. He has run six marathons in his life – five of which he won – and took part in the Square Mile Run 2000 in aid of Crisis.

Please sponsor Miles in his 21-mile trek today. You’d be helping us reach our personal target of £10,000, part of an ongoing campaign to ensure a funded place for our little girl year on year.

To donate online, just visit

Donating through JustGiving is the simplest, most secure and most efficient way to help us fundraise. PACE will receive your money much faster, and if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% will be added to your donation at no cost to you. Your details are safe – JustGiving will never sell them on or send unwanted emails.

Enquiries about the walk or other fundraising enquiries can be made by email to [email protected]

I hope you’ll join us in supporting The PACE Centre. Do feel free to pass on the URL for this page to friends, family and colleagues. The more donations we can get, the better to reach our target with!

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog