The South Downs PLOD

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The South Downs PLOD is a 40 mile night/day trek along The South Downs Way between Devil’s Dyke and Beachy Head (Eastbourne). Action Research for Children describe it as ‘the ultimate team endurance walking challenge’, adding ‘many a good marathon runner and endurance cyclist throws in the towel, so do not make any assumptions that walking is easy’.

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The road ahead

Chap on a kid's bike cycling up a rock face

The tussle between work and home life is a constant challenge for the majority of grown-ups. Ideally there’d be a sweet-spot, but for most people there isn’t, such is the nature of present day business culture. People end up weighting their priorities towards work/career, or home/family/hobbies. All too often ‘career’ assumes default precedence, as it seems the only guarantee towards life survival. The older I get, the more I want to consciously push against this accepted norm.

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