Deserved Congratulations On A Real Long Distance Walk
It just goes to show what people are capable of when adversity steps in their way. Phil Packer MBE, a former Army Major, was told he would never walk again after sustaining spinal cord injuries four years ago paralyzing him from the waist down during a rocket attack while on active duty in Basra.
He is now in sight of completing the BRIT (British Inspiration Trust) 2012 Challenge – an equivalent of walking 310 marathons in 331 days. Today is his 318th day and now has just 166 miles to the finish line at Canary Wharf on December 18th., having started his walk way back on January 24th.
This won’t be the first challenge he has done, despite his injuries in 2009 Phil rowed the Channel, walked the London Marathon in 14 days and climbed El Capitan raising £1.3 million for wounded soldiers in the process. In 2010 he returned to the London Marathon again, this time completing the distance in just 26 hours!
Congratulations to a real hero! And as he says “Everything Is Possible”.
I just wonder how many pairs of walking shoes he has gone through in the last three years!!