A Challenge to remember Geraint

The tributes in magazine no. 87 made it clear that so many people thought that in his lifetime Geraint was an inspirational teacher and an inspirational person. His legacy has been to inspire a group of Old Stationers to attempt one of his favourite challenges – walking 24 miles round the 3 Yorkshire peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough & Pen y Ghent in 12 hours.

THE CHALLENGE IS ON. The walk will take place on Tuesday 21st May 2019.There is likely to be at least a dozen OS members attempting the challenge. Currently there are 3 others wanting to spread the walk over 2 days so will start on the Monday. A hotel has been booked in Settle to accommodate us all (including wives and helpers) for 2 nights (some may stay longer). We will start as early in the morning as I can assemble us all at Horton-in-Ribblesdale. A table will be booked for the Tuesday evening where, hopefully Marj Laundon (Geraint’s partner) and his sister Bethan will join us to celebrate Geraint’s life and our achievement in meeting the challenge.

Hopefully, for at least 3 of us, our aim will be to complete the walk in 10 hours and 76 minutes – as we will be 76 when we take on the challenge! Although just finishing will probably satisfy us.

A Just Giving charity page has been set up for donations to Macmillan Cancer so that anyone who would like to show support for the walkers, but is unable to join us, can make a donation to a worthy cause. This can be found on our Just Giving page.

Anyone who would like to join us to walk on Tuesday 21st May (or over 2 or more days) should contact me - by email to osamembers@gmail.com or by phone/text to 07817 111642.

Roger Engledow