Ken’s walk – Day 3
January 1, 2000
Today Ken Masters checked in at Huish Park on his West Country Charity Walk.
Ken is walking between Bristol Rovers, Yeovil Town and Exeter City in memory of Adam Stansfield. The walk coincides with Rovers visit to Yeovil on Saturday and Exeter’s trip to the Memorial Stadium on April 9th.
Yesterday Ken walked a massive 19 miles and made it as far as Marston Magna.
Today he visited Huish Park and the staff of Yeovil Town before setting off on the way to his finishing point for the day – Crewkerne.
Tonight he will be seeing a physio about his sore calves, before heading off towards Exeter in the morning.
He will then get a lift back up to the game against the Glovers on Saturday, before setting off again on Sunday.
He told bristolrovers.co.uk: “I walked about 19 miles yesterday, from Shepton Mallet almost all the way to Yeovil, which will be one of the longest treks I do.
“It was hard work, and I am glad I have got that leg out of the way.
“Today I set off and popped into Huish Park to meet the staff at Yeovil. They were very welcoming and gave me a nice big mug of tea.
“We chatted about the game on Saturday and I told them we would be taking the three points when I come back on Saturday.
“Tonight I am going to see a physiotherapist as my calves are stinging a bit. It is nothing too serious, more of a preventative measure.
“I am still on schedule and feeling confident. Tomorrow I want get half way between Chard and Honiton, and then I will have Exeter in my sights.”
The Adam Stanfield Football Foundation has been set-up to support and encourage participation in youth football across the South West region.
The Foundation has been formed in memory of Adam who died on August 10 last year at the age of just 31 from bowel cancer.
Ken, 66, whose wife has recently recovered from a major bowel operation, has wanted to do something to raise money for the Foundation for some time.
He will be walking a total of around 180 miles, averaging up to 18 miles a day.
A Just Giving page is currently being set up for those wishing to donate to the cause, but in the meantime, anyone who would like to offer donations or a bed for the night should contact Kirsty Pugh at the club on 0117 9524003 or email [email protected]
To find out more about the Adam Stansfield Foundation click here