It’s only just over three months until the TGO Challenge. It’s time to start training! I’ve been doing some Hill Fit exercises and a bit of dog walking, but now is the time to get serious. As the weather cheered up a bit, I went for a six mile walk in Epping Forest. With a little bit of bushwhacking, it took me two hours.
I walked to Ambresbury Banks, which is the remains of an Iron Age hill fort.
In places, the earth works are quite impressive.
Most of the walk I kept to bridleways and paths, but towards the end, I did a bit of off-piste bushwhacking, which was fun.
Not surprisingly, apart from the bridleways, everywhere is saturated from the recent rain.
My aim for February is to do two 5-6 mile walks a week and a proper backpacking trip at the end of February or beginning of March. In March, I’ll probably add a session at the swimming pool once a week as well.