Checkpoint 9 and dawn breaks cold, grey and slightly damp. A pink glow to the east tells us the sun is about to rise, but spots on the windscreen also herald the rain that is forecast. Checkpoint 8 to 9 is the longest stretch of Trailwalker and we wait for our team, Mark, Dave, Vi and Susan, all now walking through the pain barrier. For Operation Nightingale and Project Florence, we are privileged to work with service men and women, all heroes and do what little we can to help their rehabilitation process.
The Team Wessex Support Crew have been fortunate to work with our own Trailwalker heroes, we are all so very proud of them. When they come limping through the checkpoint, there'll still be 10km to go - they'll make it!
By Andrew Crockett, Regional Manager South