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A Short Walk Home

2800 miles, 11 countries, 1 continent

Captain Ed Lloyd Owen, a reservist British Army Officer is currently just over half way on his ‘short walk home’ from Cyprus back to London, some 2800 miles!

Unsupported Ed is walking across continental Europe to raise vital funds for Walking With The Wounded. Ed has walked over 1500 miles so far with approximately another 980 to go!

Ed began this epic challenge at the end of March and is hoping to be back on home turf (London) in middle to late august.  We will keep you updated with his finish location in case anyone would like to join us welcoming Ed back and congratulating him on his insane challenge.

Ed walks between 20 and 25 miles every day which as you can imagine is not only physically demanding but also mentally taxing.

 

Last week we spoke to Ed who explained “My legs are very sore and it is getting tougher and tougher to get through to the end of each week but I have to get on with it,” he said.

“I hate it every day but at the end of each week it is another 120 miles done and there is no giving up, I just grit my teeth.

“I’m sure I will look back and forget how painful it was.”

Ed said that thinking about the money he is raising for wounded soldiers spurred him on.

“I have two functioning legs and I can’t grumble. There is no room for self-pity.”

As a civilian, Ed is a professional freelance events & portraiture photographer so has been photographing as he goes capturing the most wonderful pictures which he will sell on his return to the UK.

Follow Ed on his journey here: http://www.shortwalkhome.co.uk/tracker/ 

How can you support Ed?

Donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/shortwalkhome 

Like Ed’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shortwalkhome

Follow Ed on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elloydowen

Visit Ed’s website: http://www.shortwalkhome.co.uk/

 

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