Wild animals on Brighton Beach! Team Honk

honk facesWe did it!

For some ridiculous reason I agreed to take part in a Lands End to John O’groats relay for Sport Relief with my friend Maddie from Gammon and Chips.

Sport and I are not familiar friends. More distant cousins I suppose. Unless it involves a pint of cider and a heavy bass line the closest I come to exercise is an occasional go on Wii Dance if I can drag myself off the sofa.

So what was I doing?

My 4 mile leg of the Team Honk bloggers relay was Hove Lagoon to Brighton Marina and last week I wrote ‘It’s official, we have lost the plot‘ and  flippantly promised to do in it on roller skates. And in fancy dress!

After a brief and unsuccessful practice I decided there was no chance of skating 4 miles without either breaking a limb or delaying the whole race.

Admitting that we are not as young as we used to be Maddie and I thought about alternatives.

Walk – not enough time

Run – not a bloody chance!

Drive – not allowed (unfortunately)

Hitchhike – possible but my past experiences leave me a little nervous (that’s another blog post)

Cycle – RIP bike due to inactivity

And then the fabulous mums at Micro Scooter came to the rescue with a brilliant scooter for us to complete the challenge. I grabbed my daughters scooter and we were off!

After a run of small errors (Maddie conveniently forgetting her fancy dress and me turning up dressed as a leopard with nothing else to wear!) we set off.

Mother Nature blessed us with a glorious day that reminded me why I love Brighton.

The scooters were a brilliant option. How on earth we thought we’d ever make it on skates?

Team Honk Brighton covered 47 miles from Worthing to Hastings and so far have raised over£500.

honk lagoon

Collecting the baton from ‘Cider With Sophie’ 

honk di coke

Passing the baton to ‘Di Coke’ who took off like a Ninja towards Hastings.

Goodbye #TeamHonkRelay – It’s been fun!

honked out

Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games start Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014. You can join the fun and games by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at over a thousand venues around the country, including the landmark events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

As one of the biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active raise cash and change lives. The money raised helps transform the lives of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and across the world.


12 Responses to “Wild animals on Brighton Beach! Team Honk”

  1. 1 wildwear January 23, 2014 at 11:40

    Well done, amazing effort. Hey and I truly believe taking part in a bit of wii dancing equals the same effort as an exercise class!

  2. 3 Mummy Barrow January 24, 2014 at 11:08

    every time i see that Vine it makes me giggle.

  3. 7 youbabymemummy January 25, 2014 at 19:49

    I love the onsie! Well done you and thanks for linking up with http://www.youbabymemummy.com/challenge-yourself x

  4. 8 Anya from Older Single Mum and The Healer January 25, 2014 at 22:25

    You look great and did a sterling job! Really sorry not to have been able to do the pick up with Di as planned and meet you myself but hope to rectify that in the near future. Brilliant job girls and that video is super 🙂

  5. 10 johannacormack January 26, 2014 at 10:44

    Love the video! Looks like a fun day.

  6. 11 Sara (@mumturnedmom) January 28, 2014 at 02:37

    Great work, loving the outfit 🙂 #ChallengeYourself

  7. 12 PinkOddy March 22, 2014 at 23:44

    What a fantastic effort, well done all

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