2009 Thames Walk

Legs 1 and 2 – Duxford to Swindon & Swindon to Radley

The walk started in perfect walking conditions with a team including a number of children of the Mears family. Fantastic lunch at The Ferryman was the highlight where the timing of our arrival was perfect as the food arrived as did we ! Another tribute to the organisation of the …

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Leg 3 Radley to Dorchester

A good start, with people joining us from all parts of the country, North and South. Weather fine during the whole day and a lovely walk from the boatyard at Radley College ending at Dorchester on Thames, a lovely Oxfordshire village sleepy in the extreme. Lunch stop was again this …

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Leg 4 Dorchester to Goring

The stretch from Dorchester on Thames to Goring is simply my favourite leg of the Thames walk. With good support today from Mears , all subsidiaries and a good number of our partners from Travis Perkins. Star of the show as always was Tom Isaac’s from Movers and Shakers the …

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Leg 7 Hurley to MaidenHead

Another great day of weather and the shortest walk of this year ahead. Starting in a lovely wide open field alongside Hurley Boatyard. a full complement with two of our clients from Lincolnshire thanks to Mark and Brian. Also all our graduates and a team from Careforce – one geriatric …

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Leg 8 Maidenhead to Runnymede

Well all I can say about last night was 4 South American girls lots of red wine and baby lamb !! Any more will cost you a drink . Today was certainly the hottest start to the day with temperatures in the low 70,s from early morning. Ian Aspinall and …

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Leg 9 West Molesey to Kew Bridge

Another great day with the weather very kind again. Joined today by some of our shareholders who kept a lively pace in the morning but noticeably absent after their lunch !! A good collection of Mears people from all our London branches with a strong first half of the walk …

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Leg 10 Kew Bridge to Vauxhall

Well what a day that was. Started in the decent setting and weather of Kew Bridge [excellent bacon sandwich at the cafe by the way] with another good collection of people from throughout the organisation. Also a team from Travis Perkins with the Miss TP 2009 [selected by me by …

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The Final Leg

Well that was the walk that was. An interesting day included fellow walkers – Joel our Olympic hopeful, two angels and a London Squire in fancy dress from Birmingham, a client , 6 apprentices from Greenwich (again !) and a whole host of other supporters from around the company. The …

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