Kathy's walk the trail diary

I'm setting off on 1 July to walk all 200 miles of the Sussex Hospices Trail to raise money for Friends of Sussex Hospices. I am aiming to complete the walk by 31 July.

The Trail has 26 sections, ranging in distance from three to eleven miles long and I hope to do one of these sections each day with the odd day off to give my feet a rest! Find out about my progress in my diary below.

Jul 5 2020

Walk 5: Shoreham to Brighton

It was a grey, misty, mizzly morning and I must say that a stroll along the seafront wasn't looking that attractive. But on the way to the start I stopped off at the Martlets Hospice where ...
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Jul 4 2020

Walk 4 Goring to Shoreham

My day started with a desperately needed haircut at 7.00am with Lisa at the newly Covid-perspexed Village Hair Shop in East Hoathly. It was so good to catch up with Lisa and Michelle and hear their ...
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Jul 3 2020

Walk 3 Arundel to Goring

Another perfect day.  Caroline Nicholls very kindly ferried me to Arundel Station, the start of my third walk, and gave  me some useful pointers about what I might expect as she’d walked this section as part ...
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Jul 2 2020

Walk 2: Barnham to Arundel

Ideal conditions again this morning for walking - thanks mum and St Anthony! I headed off in the direction of Yapton, home of David Bathurst. David is a marvel: a trail completer, a participant in the ...
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Jul 1 2020

Walk No.1 Chichester to Barnham

The weather was perfect for walking - much kinder than yesterday’s wet and windy conditions. My mum, who’s been living with me since lockdown, is in charge of the weather for the duration of my walk ...
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Jun 30 2020

I’m ready for the off!

All set! I’ve done a few practice walks, taken advice from walking experts as well as those wonderful people who have already completed the Trail. I’ll be carrying spare batteries for AllTRails and Strava, an OS ...
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Kathy FSH

Jun 22 2020

200 Miles and 26 Walks

Starting on 1st July I plan to walk the whole Trail. While I’ve been beating the drum for 25 years about how wonderful hospice care is, until recently I hadn’t experienced on a personal level just ...
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Kathy Gore

Jun 21 2020

Kathy takes on the Hospice Trail!

Running and walking have always been important to me.I've completed six marathons to raise funds for FSH and in 2012 I was privileged to have been chosen as an Olympic torch bearer - although the distance ...
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