The London Legal Walk 2014
Nine members of the Harmans team again took part in the London Legal Walk on 19th May. Both the Aylesbury and Chelmsford offices were represented.
The weather was just about perfect and over 8,000 entrants turned out for the event. This made for interesting road crossings for those of us who started off early as the return course met the outgoing course at both Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park Corner. Determination was needed so as not to get carried off in the wrong direction.
Having studied the entrant list it was amazing how many people we knew took part and equally amazing that we did not cross paths with any of them.
One member of our team, Steve Jones, decided to run the course and actually completed it in a little over one hour. This included an obligatory detour towards Downing Street mirroring the error made by the writer during last yearâ€™s event, so a great effort.
The writer, who is of a more delicate constitution, managed to walk round in 1 hour 40 minutes, a slight improvement over last year, however, it took my legs three days to get over it.
Certain members, who shall remain nameless, and who were just relieved to have made it to the end, offset any possible good that they were doing themselves by eating sweets during most of the course. (We preferred to think of it as necessary refuelling - Editor)
While having the necessary debrief at the end of the run we were interrupted by a fervent fan of Guinness who was convinced that the walk was raising funds for lawyers who according to him â€˜already had enough moneyâ€™. We did try and convince him of the real purpose of the walk, however, I fear that he left us still believing the story that he preferred to believe! Perhaps the truth may have dawned the next morning..
Despite this we remain convinced that the walk was in aid of a very worthy cause and we all look forward to taking part in the 2015 event.
The London Legal Walk 2014 is on track to raise over Â£530,000 which is used to support law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the South East by providing them with grant funding alongside other forms of support.