Adiuvo’s Long Walk
In July I will set out to walk 600km. Why? Well over the past 6 months Adiuvo have celebrated hitting 600,000 properties under out-of-hours management and their 600,000 emergency call out.
In normal circumstances, we may have celebrated with a party but with that not being possible at the time we thought about alternatives.
Our first call out over 12 years ago was via D&G Block Management a London based company who were my ex-employers and are still to this day a client. That first emergency was a not very original leak between two flats. Then on the road to 600,000 we dealt with a burst appendix, a difficult snake, many more leaks, too many naked people and a horse in the common parts amongst many more with the 600,000 emergency being a very mundane lift out of service. That call-out was for Homestead, based in the North West. Someone in the team figured out that the journey between these 2 companies could, via a slightly roundabout way, be 600Km and so the idea for 600 for 600 was born. Eventually, that has somehow turned into a marathon trek for me.
The event will take me and anyone foolish enough to join in on a 15-day journey from Vauxhall Bridge in Central London, to the seaside town of Lytham St-Annes in Lancashire. The plan is to complete approximately 50km three days in a row followed by a rest day and then repeat that three further times on the route detailed below;
July 4th London to Addlestone
July 5th Addleston to Henley on Thames
July 6th Henley on Thames to Newbury
July 7th Rest Day
July 8th Newbury to Devizes
July 9th Devizes to Bristol
July 10th Rest Day (plus train to Gloucester)
July 11th Gloucester to Worcester
July 12th Worcester to Kidderminster
July 13th Kidderminster to Shrewsbury
July 14th Shrewsbury to Wrexham
July 15th Rest Day
July 16th Wrexham to Heswall
July 17th Heswall to Southport
July 18th Southport to Lytham St Annes
As mentioned should anyone want to join in and walk any part of the route and any distance be glad to have the company and/or distraction although depending on how far you want to walk you may need to start training (currently I am completing around 150km a week).
You can register your interest here
As well as doing this for the fun/achievement/recognition of our achievements, I hope to raise some money for Crisis, the charity working toward ending homelessness.
You can sponsor me here or via the 600 for 600 website.
Hope to see a few of you on the way or maybe a few of your names on the donation list!
Colin Stokes is the MD of adiuvo, the out-of-hours call specialists for the property management industry.
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