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Day 28 Personal Challenge Completed
Karen Walters Charlton Athletic Dream Team / Posted: 28/03/2021

As part of the 'Charlton Dream Team' collective, we completed the Race Euro Challenge on Day 21. However, at the start of the event I signed up to complete 290 miles during March - & on Day 28 I am pleased to confirm I succeeded!! This last week has been interesting - with a few enforced rest days!! Day 25 I took a spectacular tumble, witnessed by my son who described the fall as brutal!! - A dolphin dive from a standing position which concluded with me landing face down, sprawled across the croncrete - alongside a busy main road. And thanks to the pain I felt zero embarrassment!! Although my knee was left swollen & I had a few cuts & bruises - I thankfully didnt break anything & after a few days rest, I walked the final few miles to complete my personal challenge this afternoon. I plan to spend April with my feet up....but would first like to say a huge THANK YOU to all those who encouraged me along the way, lifting my spirits, providing useful tips & advice, to Michael who supervised my cycling & kept me fed & watered... - & I am particularly grateful for all the generous donations in support of this wonderful charity. Much Love Karen x  



Day 20 - RACE EURO - HOMEWARD STRAIGHT
Karen Walters Charlton Athletic Dream Team / Posted: 20/03/2021

Almost three weeks completed & I have maintained consistent mileage throughout. Second week was particularly difficult trying to fit in exercise around work. Weather took a turn for the worse & attempted to remain motivated, alternating between walking, cyclying & use of a crosstrainer (the latter was hateful!!). Day 13 & 14 got soaked walking in torrential rain - but found this quite enjoyable. Day 20 covered 15 miles on foot & as of today I have completed a total of 245 miles. Now on the homeward straight!! I am extremely grateful for all the support I have received from family, friends & colleagues. Thank you & much love to you all x  



Progress - 3 Days down only 28 Days left to go!!
Karen Walters Charlton Athletic Dream Team / Posted: 04/03/2021

Day 1 Total Mileage 11.82 miles - Morning Walk 8.92 miles completed in 2hrs 32m - slightly misjudged the distance - had hoped to complete the daily target in one outing - but feeling positive. Day 1 Top Up walk of 2.90 miles completed late afternoon.       Day 2 Total Mileage 10.57 Miles Early start - total activity completed in 3hrs 6 mins. Walking for 3 hrs straight has only been an option this week due to leave from work. Whilst the activity has generally felt quite comfortable - the after effects are proving quite interesting - swelling around the ankles & knees - a consequence of walking on roads & pavements (age & carrying excess weight)!!                                   Day 3 Total Mileage 12.02 Exercise split between Walking & Cycling. Cycling is not a natural fit -  I am a nervous cyclist & it's been years since I rode a bike!! If I can conquer my fears - cycling could be a good option for building miles around my working day!!                               



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Howard Maltby
Howard Maltby
Well done KAREN!
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KAREN ALISON WALTERS
KAREN ALISON WALTERS
Mission Completed x
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Mike White
Mike White
Well done Karen, and all the Charlton Athletic FC Dream Team, fantastic effort!! Very proud of you and all your very early mornings have proved worthwhile, while contributing to such a great cause xx Brilliant effort, well done xx
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Ruth Lawrence
Ruth Lawrence
Well done for what you've achieved so far - Keep it up and good luck with the rest of the challenge Karen :) Love Ruth and Andy
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Good luck:)
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S K Ledsham-Davies
S K Ledsham-Davies
Well done Karen on all the miles you are putting in to help this charity xx.
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Cathy Comer
Cathy Comer
Well done KAREN!
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Joe Thomas
Good luck Karen and you’ll smash it x
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