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Walking 5,000 Miles in Three Months

Maghull and Lydiate u3a’s Walk A Mile Group was formed at the end of July to encourage members who had been shielding to get out and walk.

Our first walk at the beginning of August was just over 1.5miles along the canal. Very quickly we had 30+ people wishing to join the group. We walked every Sunday in groups of 6 and increased the length of our walks, so the name of the group was changed to Walk a Mile or Two or WAMOT.

In September the group decided to challenge themselves to walk a cumulative 1000 miles by the end of month. After a fantastic effort the group managed to walk over 1700 miles.

When local lockdown came, we ceased walking as a group and decided instead to challenge ourselves to walk a cumulative 5000 miles by the end of November. 35 members of the group exceeded this target and walked 5111 miles in 3 months.

Two of our members have had serious operations but were still able to contribute to the total and another member used her shopping trolley to aid her walking. All three were very inspirational to the rest of the group.

The motto of the group is KEEP WALKING!

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