Mike's Ramble...continues!

Mike Grinyer is experiencing his midlife crisis - at 60! Following a recent trip walking to the Great Wall of China, he was inspired to tick off a few more items from his "bucket list" and it seemed logical to him to raise money for charity whilst attempting these tasks!

So, in theme with the "fortified boundries", he is attempting to complete end to end walks this Summer along the Offa's Dyke and Hadrian's Wall paths - so a mere 258 miles in total.

Mike is raising money for Primrose Hospice aswell as Macmillan Cancer Care. These have significance for his wider family as he is walking in memory of Howard Jones who received "excellent, compassionate care from these organisations at the end of his almost two year battle with Cancer earlier this year".

His daughter, Shona, is sending us through regular updates that we will copy for you below!  

To sponsor and support Mike in his walks please go to : www.justgiving.com/MikeGrinyerPrimrose/

Shona's Update : 14th August 2014

Hi Everyone,

Only 11 miles to go! Mike is on the last leg of his Hadrian's Wall walk and he seems to have missed all the rain that we have been getting in the Midlands!

He and Blodwyn have enjoyed dry days of walking since my last update and I think they are grateful for there being fewer hills than along Offa's Dyke!

Thank you all for your support during his walks and I will update you again tomorrow once he's arrived home safe and well.

Well done Dad, I'm very proud of you - I think the next walk should be Route 66!

Shona's Update : 8th August 2014

"Mike started the Hadrian's Wall walk on Wednesday morning. It was overcast through Newcastle but the sun shone on him on Wednesday and Thursday.

The photos below show Mike's progress along this part of his challenge and I will send another update when I get it.

Many thanks for your support"

Shona's Update : 15th July 2014

"Mike started the Offa's Dyke path last Wednesday 3rd of July from Chepstow, with thanks to John for getting him there in one piece and on time to start at 9am sharp!

Dad reports that the weather has been glorious and when, in the Midlands, we have been experiencing rain, he has been spared!
I went to see him in Knighton on Monday evening to verify his walking claims and, armed with the requested plasters for two forming blisters, we had a great evening talking about his adventures. Thankfully they are less exciting than being kidnapped in China on his last walking expedition!!

He reached the half way point of Offa's Dyke at 9:20am on Wednesday with just 88 and a half miles to go until he reaches Prestatyn.

Thank you for all the donations received so far to support the wonderful work of Macmillan and the Primrose Hospice. There is still time to donate if you wish to".