RAF Museum 101 Walk: Day 3

Nick Sanders, Museum Trustee, discusses with Paul Hudson-Knight Day 3 of the RAF Museum 101 Walk: 


NS: Well day three has been a day of real contrasts. The first 5 miles went well as we set off from adjacent to East Midlands Airport and headed through Donnington Park ( very helpful staff …thank you) and then  countryside into Melbourne in Derbyshire . Melbourne was very picturesque and the walking was good….but then the rain came and came and came some more. Noah would have been drier! 

Nick and Robin at the halfway point of their walk before the heavens opened.

My wife Vikki and friend Clare joined us at Staunton Harold whilst the volume levels increased so did the precipitation and we were quickly completely soaked, with boots filled with water - really very uncomfortable. 

At lunchtime we stopped at a pub in Burton On Trent and were joined by Ollie and Issy (Robin's son and his girlfriend),Malcolm and Vanessa White from the Museum also joined us. Back on the walk the incessant rain soon thoroughly drenched us all!.

To keep our readers current, the Chafometer remains at critical but not yet imperilling our mission.

A selfie of a very wet walking team - Robin, Nick, Clare ( our friend) and Vikki ( Nicks wife)

We really appreciate the support from all who got involved as we walked today and also the messages of encouragement on line. We completed the day walking down the canal (probably would have been drier if we had actually jumped in it!) to Alrewas in Staffordshire finishing at 5:40pm.

We covered a tough 23 miles today so have totalled 71 so far leaving 30 to go.

Lets hope the weather shines on the righteous and is better tomorrow!

PHK: If you would like to give further encouragement to Nick and his team while they are on the final legs of their walk, please post messages of support of Twitter and Instagram under #RAFM101Walk or #101Walk. Alternatively, if you would like to sponsor them, you may do so here.

Paul Hudson-Knight, Head of Marketing
About the Author

Paul Hudson-Knight, Head of Marketing

Paul Hudson-Knight joined the Royal Air Force Museum as Head of Marketing in early 2008, having previously worked in event organisation & commercial radio. He first visited the RAF Museum in London in 1982 and fell in love with it then. His intention is to introduce the Museum to a new generation of young men and women so that they may be as passionate about it as he is.

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