start : 5-Sep-2010
Nick Davis' 200 mile challenge for "Help for Heroes"
5th to 9th September 2010
Many of our members recently saw Nick Davis, a local man who is
now in the Royal Navy, complete no less than five circuits of our 40
mile "Coventry Way Challenge" route in five consecutive days.
Many of us have completed "The Challenge" at some time or other over
the past few years, but no one has ever before attempted to do it on
five consecutive days.
Why would we indeed? I feel sure that is a question that Nick
must have asked himself many times especially over the last couple
of days when he really needed to dig down deep into his physical and
mental reserves just to keep going. But although he was
extremely tired over those final two days he never ever gave any
signs that he might give up on his challenge. Some of our
members had the privilege of walking some sections of the
"Way" with him to keep him company and I am sure it helped to keep
him focused and keep his spirits up when he was feeling low.
The whole aim of his efforts was to raise money for "Help for
Heroes". There was a very emotional welcome for him at the
Queens Head at Meriden when he finished his final day with an
applause that lasted several minutes. Fantastic !!
The Lady Mayoress, Mrs Brenda Kelsey was amongst those who
greeted him and then later inside the Queens Head she presented him
with a cheque from our association to add to the rest of the monies
promised to him.
Afterwards he declared that he would be at our working party at
Kenilworth Golf course the following Wednesday. "I will have the
luxury of driving there instead of having to walk it" he said.
Presentation : 9-Sep-2010
Nick is hoping to break £1000 in his fundraising efforts, is well
past half way to this target and donations are still coming
in. So if you feel you would like to add a contribution for
this very worthy cause you can donate by going to his web site which