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From the Urals to the Atlantic, The Arctic Circle to the Med (with Austrailia and New Zealand) - GUCHs working together

Eurohearts 2010...

Firstly, and lastly, a HUGE thank you to JEMAH and the organising committee for the 2010 Euroheart conference for giving us a special week in Berlin. The agenda is here http://www.jemah.de/cms/images/download_presse/programme_final0710.pdf

It's always difficult to write about things that mean a lot to you, or at least I find it difficult, so please bear with me.

I'll start with a question... How often can you look someone in the eye and just know they understand you? That no words are needed, no language barriers exist in that look, and that a gentle squeeze of the shoulder or a huge bear hug are all that needed to say that the love is there.

Now imagine you're in a room with 60 people like that, 60 people who share life experiences, share losses, and have shared tears, that most other people will never share...

And you can start imagining what these conferences mean to me.

There will always be people who you are closer to than others, those special friends w…

What I said I'd do and what I did....

The very first blog post is copied below, with my updated info in between...

1000km in 365 days

1714 km in 365 days

Sounds simple, its only 3km a day.... Yup, only...

4.7km a day so over an extra 50% a day!

My rules:

Walking to the shops won't count, this is walks and runs that I consider training for something or doing something.

So over the course of the year you'll share my training runs (all weathers, I don't stop apart from the heat), my walks (often with the GUCH Walking Club) and events (and I will let you know which ones so you can come and join me).

I've stuck to the plan, trips to the shops haven't counted. The Walking Club have walked, not as much as we'd have liked but life for GUCHs can be complicated...

I've run a full marathon, done a overnight walking marathon, 2 half marathons & 2 10k's as well as all of the pounding of the pavements in training runs. I've been to the top of England and Wales, walked 13% of the TransPennine trail…