Hi! I’m John. At 60, I’m the ‘real’ Old Guy in “2 Old Guys Walking Up a Hill!” Roger and I are neighbours, living in Southern Ontario, Canada. My wife is from Croydon-Surrey, and – like Roger – I have a pretty strong connection to the UK. Roger has introduced me to many of my new friends here, and to R2R. My father was RCAF, I was RCAF, and my son is currently serving with the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada. As a former Service Member, I have a number of Brothers and Sisters who are dealing with the aftermath of enormously troubling experiences. The work Rock 2 Recovery carries out on behalf of Service Members is vitally important. When Roger suggested this Walk, in support of R2R, I knew I had to jump at the opportunity!
I’m 53, currently residing in Ontario Canada. My Dad was from The UK,I spent the 70s and early 80s growing up in Ascot. I have very strong ties to the UK through family and life long friends. I visit whenever I get the chance. I’ve always enjoyed the outdoors, particularly climbing and hiking. Over the past four years I’ve discovered the beauty and challenge of the Brecons and always wanted to do a multi day hike over them. I discovered this route while looking through ordnance survey maps that takes you on an adventure covering most of the area and thought this would be a great challenge. Both my parents served in the RCAF, and have very good friends that have served and have had to deal with their experiences. I’ve raised funds for R2R before and thought this would be a good fit.
John Hyatt and I will head out mid April from Llyn Fan Fach and finish at the Capel y ffin with a Fan Dance thrown in for good measure this will bring the distance to 112k.
Two Old Guys Walking Up A Hill
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