OnSite have had various team members entering the Worcestershire Way Walk over the years. This year saw John Povey, along with his brother in law Jock and dog enter for the first time and join Steve Brown who was taking on the challenge for the sixth time.
The 31-mile walk from Bewdley through to Malvern is a tough walk, even for seasoned walkers and John knew he had to get some long walks in to prepare. John, Jock and Turbo were regulars on the Malvern’s over the last month or so, completing up to 16 miles on any given session. The team were raising money for St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester, which cares for patients and families in Worcestershire who are living with life-limiting illnesses.
The team met at 5am in Worcester for the coach to the start at Bewdley. They started at 6am and soon were covering ground at just shy of 4 mile an hour.
The last 11 miles proved to be hard, especially when the team took an unfortunate a wrong turn! They completed the walk in just shy of 11 hours total, which included an hour for rest breaks and an hour taking a slight detour. So far the team has raised over £400 including a £100 donation from SSI Services, many thanks to everyone who sponsored them.
John, Steve and others will also be taking part in the St Richard’s Hospice Waterways Walk on 6th August. The 21-mile flat canal/river walk is achievable in less than six hours.
St Richard’s was established in 1984 and cares for patients and families in Worcestershire who are living with life-limiting illnesses. Each year they give free care and support to around 3,000 patients, loved ones and the bereaved – helping them towards the best quality of life possible.