|Charlie Massey's Bumper Sticker Says It All|
In case you haven't been following Charlie on Twitter (and you should), the reason our Eventing Barista is running up hill and down dale is to raise funds for Spinal Research. During this epic run Charlie will have notched up over 2,000 miles this year, raising much needed funds for a charity our sport has a vested interest in.
|Racehorses Exercising In Lambourn|
Our journey to the start and in deed Charlie's 87 mile hike takes you through the heartland of eventing country here in the UK, and this morning alone we have driven past the yards of Laura Collett, Andrew Nicholson, my own, and the world famous international satellite yard at Maisey Manor to name but a few.
|Charlie Massey & Bryan Elliot Set Off On Stage 2 of RWBAM - Far Too Cheery Considering The Temperature Was About -5C|
|"C'mon, I'm Freezing"|
By the time they reached the next 'Aid Station' just north of Marlborough where Jennie Smith was waiting with the biggest "elevenses" selection of cake, sweets, hot soup and goodness knows what I've ever seen, they'd both covered more miles I've run all year. (I'll stick to the mountain bike!)
If you do get a chance over the next few days please do go and support Charlie or perhaps make a small contribution to his fundraising pot. All the details can be found here:
Charlie's Running Blog
Support The Eventing Barista
Charlie On Twitter
#RWBAM (on twitter)