Walking up without sore feet or aching backs we all thought we were supreme heroes and ready for day two of our West Highland Way adventure. Today would be the longest day for the team, taking in a grueling 18 miles of undulating stony ground, all in the name of product research!
Throughout the days walk the team passed / were over taken by faces which had become familiar by now, those who were also taking in this part of the WHW challenge this week. They all had some great product stories to tell, and we met up with them again on the evening in the KingsHouse Hotel, along with a few new faces and a few new stories from the day.
In the midge bite competition Adrian was still winning by far with his ankles and arms becoming the main target, and poor Ed was still the hero (or fool) carrying over 16Kg in his sack! I met up with the rest of the team at the end of the day and they all looked surprisingly fresh faced with a pint in their hand…. it wasn’t until they tried to stand up and walk about that I could see how the walk had taken its toll on their legs! Then all sorts of random stretching moves started, like a music video from Eric Prydz! At this point I felt quite pleased about being the designated driver.
So we set up for the evening at the Kings House Hotel who very kindly let us interrupt peoples evening pint to chat about the kit they used for the day. The hero of the hour being Jim (now infamous on the walk having completed it 6 years in a row) who today completed the 18 stony miles of stages 5 and 6, in just six hours! Getting to the hotel at two in the afternoon, no wonder he was cheery when we saw him, he’d been sat in the bar a long time!
So thank you to all who came and chatted with us last night and filed in a survey for us, I hope you all enjoyed your well deserved rest last night and are feeling refreshed for the day ahead!
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