On Saturday 10th September 2022 I completed the 25K Thames Bridges Trek to raise funds for two amazing local charities. I, first of all, want to start by saying a huge ‘Thank You For Your Support’ to every single person who donated, supported, retweeted, liked, clapped, and wished me luck. I certainly could not have completed it (especially those last 5k’s) without it.
Thames Bridges Trek 2022
I completed the Thames Bridges Trek 2022 in a little under 5 hours and came in 167th out of 1821 that crossed the finish line. The event was overshadowed this year by the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II only two days prior. Many sporting events were canceled due to the nation being in mourning for the late queen. However, due to the Thames Bridges Trek 2022 being a fundraising event for over 400 charities that had lost large amounts of fundraising in recent years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the organizers decided to proceed as scheduled.
There were adjustments made in order to be more respectful of the current circumstances. No loud music was played and each wave of participants spared a thought and a clap for our late queen. The route was also slightly adjusted so as to not cross over Westminister bridge due to a large number of people in the area paying their respects, as well as police and council activity preparing for the upcoming funeral.
As you would expect central London was incredibly busy on the day due to the circumstances but it was heartwarming to see so many people paying their respects. It was also good to see so many people being open and talking, something you don’t often see in central London.
In summary, although my legs currently don’t feel attached to my body, I enjoyed the day and through your amazing support, I was able to raise £900 for two charities. So until the next one, thank you for your kindness.