Billy Ryle completed The Bracker 100km fundraising walk on Sunday afternoon at about 4.45pm. He did the regular 6km session on Sunday morning and the 20th session, the final 4km session in the afternoon. He said it was a great feeling to step over the line for the last time. He is exhausted after ten consecutive days of walking and he is looking forward to returning to his favourite leisure activity, sea swimming in Fenit. He was blessed with good weather, with only one shower in all twenty sessions. Otherwise it was sunshine all the way.
Billy felt he mightn’t have made it to the end the 100km journey without the support of his faithful band of walkers who sustained him with stories, laughter and companionship over the ten days. He owes them a very sincere debt of gratitude. They even allowed him to be first to cross the finishing line, which was a lovely gesture.
The group shared a lovely celebration of poetry, stories and good humour at The Bracker Memorial Monument at the end of the 100km walk to bring down the curtain on a memorable ten-day event. It was very special and Billy said he will always remember the entire adventure fondly.
For the next few weeks, Billy is concentrating on raising money to build a path with disability access. The new path will prevent footfall damage on the pitches. It will also facilitate disability access to the far terrace in Connolly Park for those who are wheelchair bound or unsteady on their feet. The Árd Charraig terrace in Connolly Park is more sheltered with sun, rain and wind at your back. Billy would like it to be accessible to all supporters.
So, Billy is appealing to Rockies everywhere to make a donation to the fund. Every single donation, big or small, will be gratefully received. Please, also share the link with as many people as possible. The donation facility will remain open for the next few weeks.
Please donate and share the link,
all photographs compliments of Adrienne Mc Loughlin