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Muddy Boots

Posted by Alan on February 17, 2009

This weekend I went training for Bogle. As most of you will know, I’m a long way from being a fit and healthy person, preferring a nice pint and a chat to pretty much anything else.

But! I said I would try to walk Bogle, Manchester RAG’s legendary charity walk. It’s 55 miles long and the route follows a figure of 8 centered on the UMIST campus. Many of my good friends walked it as students whilst I wussed out as a marshal – at least for Bogle 07 and 08. Most of the route is roads, therefore tarmac. My training walk on Saturday gone (a measly 4.95 miles) was mostly on muddy fields. Of course I knew this when I organised the training walk but I was mostly in it for the pint of Stout in the pub at the end of the walk. Old habits die hard and all that.

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