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Despite taking part in separate teams there was much banter in the lead up to the race and during training sessions.
Marc and his team completed the course in 16 hours 31 minutes with a final position of 25th out of 527 teams.
Steve and his team finished in 21 hours 16 minutes.
After the banter had diminished the two of them discussed completing another long distance challenge but together and for a charity of their own choice, this was how the Coast to Coast walk from St Bee’s head to Robin Hoods Bay came to be.
The challenge was to complete the route with a self imposed target.
Supporting a charity was decided upon with ease, with both Marc and Steve having owned themselves or through family greyhounds and as such they decided they wanted to support ‘Greyhound Gap’ ( See Greyhound Gap header’)
The walk was very enjoyable & inspired the 2 of them to walk the Southern Upland way ‘ along with Stuart in 2012 raising a total of £6580.00 to date.
- long distance walk
- coast to coast
It was agreed that if this was to become a reality that they would like to professionalize themselves with a website and to attract new team members that shared their goals in raising awareness and publicity as well as sponsorship for Greyhound Gap.
Plans are already in place for a 388 mile assault of the Republic of Ireland
“The coast to coast routes each year are more than just a walk. It’s an adventure it’s about the people you meet and the relationships formed. It’s about geography & history that you pass through. It’s about getting your feet wet at the beginning and the end! It’s what you learn about yourself. But most importantly it’s about raising funds and awareness for the Greyhound Gap.” – Marc Norman (03.07.11)
“In life you do the right thing…not for a medal…not to be hailed a hero…but simply because IT IS the right thing to do.”
‘Walking the beat’ seemed an ‘apt’ choice of a title with all the team members having a link to the police.