Fancy that! Kate Moss got married in this church this afternoon and I missed it! Its next door to where we live and I had no idea; talk about not being in touch. Although not involved in Mosstock I am getting ready for our daughters wedding next Saturday which will be much more interesting so there will be a brief silence from me now.  Now I wonder if Baxterbear will be at the wedding?


We have taken a number of our Regional and National staff on a history lesson at the Tower of London. Here we are harangued by a real patter merchant (ex Life Guards so not surprising) who kept his large crowd with all the gory details of the many executions including that of the Duke of Monmouth who needed 6 blows of the axe before his head came off. Luvley stuff!!


Here is Mr Stitch looking a bit better and I am glad to say that he is virtually sound (that means he doesnt limp).  I have been asked by several fans of Mr S so I thought I had better allay their  fears  that he might not do the Reivers Ride.  I have explained to him what a blog was and he said he thought he might do one himself on the ride.  Ah! competition eh?  


This is Patience who is joining us on the Reivers Ride. She looks rather fierce in her helmet. As she is the only lady amongst 5 men she may have to live up to her name!!


Mr Stitch has been lame for a few days which has made him rather bad tempered as he likes being out and about. He has a bit of wear and tear in his off fore fetlock (for the unhorsy types that's his right ankle). Anyway we have a plan and let's hope it works but its a bt worrying as having seen the state of people after 54 miles I don't want to walk 150!! Anyway here is Mr S with Melissa who looks after him when I can't. Keep fingers crossed.


Very good to be met at Terminal 5 by the Garrison Sergeant Major, in tunic order too!


The event has closed with about 120 finishing the 54 mile yomp, some considerable achievement by all those who completed.  Well done the yompers and those good people who made the whole event work so well.  A few final photos, one on the left  shows the remnants of a hearty breakfast on the Princes Scottish Youth  Business  Trust table with Mark Strudwick their CEO to whom as it happens I was best man.  PSYBT is also benefitting from this event as they are nominated by Alliance Trust Staff Foundation as local charity.  

Also shown is Jim Duffy and his Katterick Kommandos who did very well coming in on 22 hours.  The winners were 1 Bn REME but close behind them 15 minutes away was the Alliance Trust Team.  A very satisfactory conclusion all round.

The last photo is of Russell Beattie and Doug Cooke as they arrived at 9.15 having completed this amazing challenge.  Katherine Garrett-Cox the CE of Alliance Trust was on hand to give them a good hug!!  Rusel doesnt look very happy but then nor would you if you had been walking for over 24 hours!!  
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