Wednesday, 27 October 2010
So far the Heart Foundation, the Stroke Association and Diabetes seem to be the winning ideas - if anyone else has any ideas please contact us.
Finally; although we have a few ideas we would like to do next year (none include excess walking!) if anyone has an idea for us we'd be pleased to thin k about it - just drop us a line!
Thursday, 30 September 2010
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Monday, 30 August 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
Temporary halt while we nurse wounds. For myself I've had crippling leg cramps that have left me hobbling plus I'm evidently quite dehydrated (probable cause of the cramps).
We've returned home tonight for proper rest; Steve and Joe are planing to resume the walk tomorrow; albeit in a simplier way - will keep you updated on this.
I will rejoin the walk on Thursday or if I can walk properly again sooner - John and Neil (the other Oldies) are aware of the changes.
Will update this page tomorrow with fresh photos and on Facebook
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Saturday, 21 August 2010
From 15:00 this afternoon we won't able to answer emails / messages as easily as usual so don't be upset if we ignore you! Any problems contact Chris whose handling the technical side of the websites for us - he'll have the latest news!
Thanks for all the support - see you at Lands End next Sunday, keep watching this group and the blog for updates!
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Steve, Joe and Clive will be staring the walk on Saturday; Chris will now be acting in a technical support role. He'll be updating the Blog and FB when we are unable to; all queries about the walk after we start hould be sent to him here on FB or at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 16 August 2010
Sunday, 15 August 2010
Thursday, 12 August 2010
Sunday, 8 August 2010
Monday, 2 August 2010
Have been in contact with a West Briton reporter Josie Purcell who is planning to do a pre-walk story followed up but a piece once we have completed the walk.
On behalf of the Oldies, I would like to thank Josie for her support and hope the picture they print showes my good side!
Friday, 30 July 2010
Latest walk plan – hopefully last change!
Start point change again - back to starting from Kingsand (long story!) on the evening of Saturday 21st, the walk starting properly on Sunday 22nd:-
Saturday 21st, get to Kingsand at 19:00. Camp there
Sunday 22nd – Kingsand – Looe
Monday 23rd – Looe – Carlyon Bay
Tuesday 24th – Carlyon Bay – Pendower
Wednesday 25th – Pendower – Place - Ferry - St.Mawes - Ferry- Falmouth - Ferry - Malpas
Either Malpas – Tresillian – Penair – Truro
Or Malpas – Truro
Thursday 26th – Meet Neil at Halfords Car Park, Truro at 09:00. Truro – Malpas (10:30) – Ferry – Falmouth (11:30) – Helford – Ferry – Nare Point
Friday 27th – Nare Head – Lizard Point
Saturday 28th – Lizard Point – Mount’s Bay
Sunday 29th – Mount’s Bay – Meet John – Lands End
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Friday, 9 July 2010
For those that had asked for a more detailed idea of our route this is the latest ROUGH guide to where we'll be and when:
Steve, Joe, Chris and Clive will start the walk (possible 2 more walkers yet to be confirmed)
22nd August - Start Torpoint - Anthony - Whitsand Bay; camp in Looe / Polperro area
23rd August - Looe/Polperro - Polruan - Fowey. Camp Fowey area.
24th August - Fowey - St.Austell Bay - Charlestown - Mevigissey - camp Gorran Haven area.
25th August - Gorran Haven - walk inland to Grampound - Probus - Tresillian (call in at Rachael - she don't know this yet!) - Truro - have a bath at home!
Neil and John join walk at this stage (John one day only)
26th August - Enterprise boat to Falmouth - walk around Pendennis - swanpool - Helford Passage - cross via Ferry, camp on Heford Village side.
27th August - Helford Village - Porthallow - Coverack - Cadgwith - Lizard. Camp Lizard area
28th August - Lizard - Kynnance Cove - Mullion - Marizion - camp Mount's Bay
John rejoins the walk from this day
29th August - Mount's Bay - Penzance - Newlyn - Mousehole - Lamorna - Lands End - easy!
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Penair School - good to their word!
Penair (via their Dep Head Jill Longden) have come up trumps! A sizable donation was recieved with school ties and numerous badges!
Obviously we're please as punch to be associated with the school even after all this time (25 years since we left this year!).
Thanks again Penair School!
Monday, 5 July 2010
On a training walk into work Clive sprained his left ankle at Newmills Ford. Now tightly bandaged and advised to rest hopefully shouldn't be a problem for our walk in just 7 weeks time!
Please keep encouraging others to sponser us; we're doing well but to steal a quote from a well-kown Supermarket - "Every little helps!"
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Joseph has been raising money to fund his WSJ experiance, he has recently completed a walk from Par on the South Coast to Port Issac On the North Coast, this is around 32 - 35 miles.
The group decided to complete the walk, whilst taking a wheel barrow with them.
Joseph is the second child from the right
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Monday, 7 June 2010
Penair Oldies - Bodmin Moor - crossing a fence in style!, originally uploaded by C.H.Stocker.
In crossing Bodmin Moor, we took the odd wrong turning. I course (with style and grace) showed the others how to cross a fence (with rusty barbed wire) carefully.
Like a Mountain Lion I'm sure you would all agree!
Sunday, 6 June 2010
The four Oldies embarked on the hardest training to date, walking accross Bodmin Moor from Rough Tor to Tolborough Tor, including Brown Willy and Cathole Downs on the way.
After many miles (and much sun burn) we made the 10 - 12 miles miles in about 4 - 5 hours; not bad going for a bunch of old farts!
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Friday, 28 May 2010
First, thanks again to Rachael for her offer of sponsership; her offer was gladly accepted this morning and hopefully we'll try and do some publicity photos
Secondly, on Saturday 6th June Clive, Steve, John and Neil will be walking Four Tors across Bodmin Moor. Starting from Jamaica Inn near the A30 we'll be walking over to Rough Tor near Camelford as a warm up walk and to finalise plans - if you're in the area give us a wave!
Friday, 21 May 2010
Two new walkers confirmed! My son Christopher Stocker will be joining us for the week and Steve's son Joseph Varker (who we're raising the cash for!) will also join us.
Aged 17 and 16 respectively, the boys will have to be honourary "Penair Oldies" for the walk not just because of their obvious ages but also because of their obvious disadvantage of going to Richard Lander School (the rival school to Penair) !!!
No matter, their questionable education aside they are more than welcome!
Coming soon, news of our fifth walker plus a very experienced walker recently in the press has also offered to join us for a couple of days - keep watching!
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Now we have started our training in earnest; we're looking for any advice from people who have done long extended walks before. We've planned most things but food and water is becoming a headache, as we'll be at least 4 days from home at the furthest points. Any tips on how to keep our costs down when it comes to food and drink?
Also, still looking for any sponsers. Thanks to Rachael Curtis Florist shop at Tresillian www.truroflorist.co.uk for becoming our latest sponser! If any other business' want to sponser us and have an advert placed on this site please contact us!
Monday, 12 April 2010
The distance will remain the same (plus we won't have to pay the toll on the bridge or the ferry!)
Clive 12th April 2010
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Steve's bosses have confirmed his days off so the two of us are booked definately for Sunday 22nd August - Sunday 29th August.
Provisionally we will arrive at Truro on the evening of Wednesday 25th August, leaving Truro the following morning of the 26th.
These are rough guides only at this stage - more concrete plans to be announced later.
Please spread the word as far as you can and think of any way you could help us raise cash for Joseph!
*** Current plans - The blogsite page will be sponsered on a daily basis - so if you want your name at the top of our blog page for yourself or your business please contact us!
*** Can't walk the whole 154 miles yourself? Why not join us for a mile here and there? All we ask is a £5 donation and then come and keep us comapny for as long as you want too!
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Monday, 22 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Steve's oldest son - Joseph - has been chosen to go to the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden in July, 2011. Brilliant! But unfortunately it needs money!
So, Steve and Clive are currently enlisted (with John being unable to because of family commitments) into doing a 154 mile walk from the Hoe in Plymouth to Lands End on the most western tip of Cornwall.
Hopefully Neil will join us too and if anyone see's Min - tell him we've lost his contact details but he's invited too!
We aim to leave in late August 2010; walking for 6-8 days travelling the south Cornish Coast route (with a couple of diversions on the way!)
Any support will be gratefully received. Especially offers of sponsership and even advertising. If any companies want to help us we'll sell advertising space for sponsership!
So please follow this Blog; we'll update as often as possible and once the challenge starts we aim to update daily.
To read more about what Joseph wants to do please go to:-
Neil Jones, Steve Varker, John Brinkhoff, Simon 'Min' Nicholls and Clive Stocker started Penair School in the September of 1980. Little did they know they would be friends almost 30 years later and over the course of this time have seen trips to France; various business' born; management and professional qualifications gained and between us 11 offspring (at the last count!)
We all come from totally different backgrounds and have travelled different life choices but one thing unites us all - the wish to generally take the mickey out of each other and to have a laugh on the few times we get to meet up each year.
We also travel the internet under another name - "the Old Buggers" - but for the latest challenge we've decided to become more media friendly - this the phrase "Penair Oldies" has been adopted - but we'll still answer to the former title!
Please follow us on this blog and support us in any way possible. In the next Blog I'll tell you what the latest 'Penair Oldies' challenge is!