You Walked the Walk

What seems like just a few hours ago our 15th birthday celebration came to a close.

Just WOW!

This is the first part of a two part blog post on the night and because I’m exhausted I’m going to let Nina and pictures do the talking!

But before that we at Walk the Walk would like to thank all of our walkers and volunteers from the bottom of our hearts for just being there. You are what makes us and we couldn’t exist without you. A HUGE hug to you all.

A film

First up here’s a short clip with Nina as we stood on the finish line as the last walker had crossed the line.

Trying on our Scalp Coolers - very glam!

Happy Birthday!!

Crossing the start line

Pounding the pavements

You did it!

Press

And if you want to see where we have been:

Paper editions:

The Metro

The Sun

The Guardian

The Star

The Mirror

Online:

They’re fabulous, darling! Jennifer Saunders flashes her ample

Daily Mail – 20 hours ago

Anneka Rice wore a MoonWalk T-shirt to the event and Penny Smith opted to wear her bra over her jacket and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen came to give wife Jackie

Jennifer Saunders and Anthea Turner flash their bras for breast cancer

Mirror.co.uk – ‎22 hours ago‎

The MoonWalk (organised by Walk The Walk) celebrated it’s fifteenth year in style with about 15000 people either walking an entire marathon overnight (26.2 miles) or half a marathon (13.1 miles). The rules are simple: only walking or power walking

OVER THE MOON!

Daily Star – ‎9 hours ago‎

By Daily Star Reporter AB Fab star Jennifer Saunders joined 17000 women baring their bras on a Moonwalk – to raise cash for breast cancer charities. Jen, 53, proved she was fighting fit after beating the killer disease. And she really sparkled on the

Jennifer Saunders To Embark On Cancer Awareness Half-Marathon

Contactmusic.com – ‎May 8, 2012‎

Saunders is to take part in The MoonWalk London for the Walk the Walk charity, and will briskly step across the open space in a bid to raise money for vital breast cancer causes. The actress tells Hello! magazine, “I’m doing the MoonWalk,

Good luck to this year’s Moonwalkers

Telegraph.co.uk (blog) – ‎May 10, 2012‎

Training is ongoing for this year’s Moonwalk, and Twitter abounds with messages of good luck to all the walkers – along with hopes for a rain-free night. Walk the Walk, the charity founded by Nina Barough 15 years ago, has raised over £75 million for

15 Glorious Years of Moonwalk

TopNews United States – ‎May 11, 2012‎

But this year it would be special as Walk the Walk would be celebrating their 15 successful years of Moonwalking in Hyde Park London. There would be over 17000 men and women who would be ‘Rocking around the World’, as they take on their chosen

Updates!

2013: the date for the MoonWalk London 2013 will be announced in September. If you have walked this year or previously then we will email you later in the year! If you are new to all of this then you can register your interest. Learn more…

Photo’s from the night: ActionPhoto are slowly uploading images from the night. As you can imagine it takes a long time to go through all of them and match numbers to walkers! You can take a look at what they have already and then I suggest you check back towards the middle of the week. Learn more…

Finishers T shirts: don’t forget to order yours! Learn more…

The SunWalk London: if you enjoyed the MoonWalk…don’t stop walking come and join us at our summer festival in Battersea park! You can put your MoonWalk fundraising towards the challenge and with just a little light walking between now and July you should easily be able to walk another 13.1! Peppa Pig and George will be there and kids get to free (T&C apply.) Learn more…

Zoe McBeth: completed her 2 MoonWalks back to back in 12 hours! Find out more about this incredible achievement here

Zoe out on lap 2

Oh and by the way how about those medals…you did it!!

More tomorrow…


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36 Responses to You Walked the Walk

  1. Diane Sargeant via Facebook says:

    It was my 61st birthday and my walking companion had bought me a massive flashing badge and Nina sang happy birthday to me as we went over the start line. That was memorable!! Well done to everyone – thought the organisation was amazing – no complaints xx

  2. Lisa Drewitt via Facebook says:

    My friend and I noticed on the night that alot of women were not wearing the actual wonderbra that was issued.As we both are blessed in the chest department ourselves we knew that they wouldnt support us on the night( my friend actually had to take hers off at mile 13 in the bushes in battersea park and change into a spare she had bought with her which was very funny!!) As this was my first moonwalk just a thought WTW team, could we not next year get the choice of a wonderbra or a sports bra for the larger boobs we would happily pay extra for the comfort?

  3. Nicci Mcpherson via Facebook says:

    An amazing night, volunteers were fantastic and huge thanks to them as some looked freezing but always had words of encouragement. Also very glad I’m not the only one who thought the last mile went on and on and on……….My first moonwalk 10 yrs ago I said never again but I came back and now it’s “can’t wait til next year” thankyou WTW :)) xxx

  4. Louise Daly via Facebook says:

    I think the last mile was psychologically a killer. But it was fantastic. The whole experience. I had no problem with the finishing line. The kind lady who tore of the square from my number she knew i could not bend to do it. The whole marathon was great

  5. Truly amazing night and a huge thank u to the incredible volunteers who did a fantastic job. 3 moonwalks done….now looking for something even bigger??!!! Well done everyone xxx

  6. Carolyn: a number of our signs were stolen…

  7. Tracey: not much we can do. We police it as best we can. Guy

  8. Helga: i am sorry if the finish area was not in line with yor exepectations but I am very suprised…we have had thousands of comments and yours is the first like that. Guy

  9. With regard to the park…little we can do if people who say they will be there to volunteer do not turn up…

  10. Diane Collins via Facebook says:

    was a great night, my 3rd moonwalk, volunteers did a great job.

  11. It was amazing – first timer and wow I’m still on the high over it. So we organized and will deff agree that ALL the volunteers need a big medal they helped so much. Xxx

  12. That last mile was VERY long – please could there be more volunteers for the last mile, as it seemed very empty (apart from very near the finish line) and I think we could have done with some support. Also, how about a ‘half a mile to go’ sign?

  13. Tracey Jones via Facebook says:

    There were a lot of non yellows at the yellow start, we got pushed right back, it took us ages to cross the start line after it opened. I have no idea how you can control that but some walkers were really unfair to push into the wrong starts.

  14. My 2nd London moon walk and soon off to Edinburgh to do that one. A great nite and thanks for the extra fruit and tea at 20 miles that was good and well needed. I hope that we have that again next year. Slightly disappointed at the way we were treated when we crossed the finish line, we were given our medals and praised for all our hard work. Then we were greeted by some horrible people that made you felt like you were in the way they were removing number of our skirts when some one was telling us to move out of the way due to other walker crossing the finish line, sorry in case you weren’t aware we had just walked 26.2 miles and then we walked in to this unorganised mess. Last years finish line was much better and nicer then this year. Moan over and yes it was a good night :-))))))))))))))

  15. My 3rd moonwalk didn’t disappoint !! Team butterfly wings would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers on route who were fab x

  16. Brilliant experience! My first time doing the MoonWalk and first time for a marathon distance.
    Nina, you asked me at the end if i had had fun… (Swedish bra) Well after a night’s sleep and eventhough I had pains in my feet all the way… I think it was awesome!!!! :-)

  17. Ramnik Sehmi via Facebook says:

    Thank you for an amazing fantastically organised night/morning! It was bloody brilliant!!

  18. Amazing night thank you,,, it was my first and I was going alone and nervous but met a lovely lady called sue and we kept each other going all night!! And yes the volunteers were brilliant thanks to all involved,,,,c u next year!! Xx

  19. Gynette Cowens via Facebook says:

    Hee Hee – all those lovely ladies and I am right at the front of the pic! Had an absolutely amazing night – so well organised you should all be very proud! I felt like I needed hip replacements but cried with emotion when I crossed the line. Hope our fundraising and day of aches and pains help those suffering so much more xxx

  20. We were team Bakers Baps.This is the first time i have walked the walk and it was an amazing and emotional night. Volunteers were cheerful and encouraging throughout the night. A big thank you for a great event for a worthwhile cause. X

  21. It’s not the end of celebration… Still got Edinburgh and Iceland :)

  22. I saw the last two ladies on the walk, well done girls, what a wonderful welcome for you at the end. Watching this made me cry again, what an amazing experience.

  23. Susan Simpson via Facebook says:

    Had an amazing, emotional night and going to repeat it in Edinburgh. Thanks to all for the support and encouragement before and through the night x

  24. via Facebook says:

    Had an amazing, emotional night and going to repeat it in Edinburgh. Thanks to all for the support and encouragement before and through the night x

  25. I can see me my mum and our friend who did the half walk x

  26. I can see me my mum and our friend who did the half walk x

  27. Julie Anne Lees via Facebook says:

    A group of us came down from Aberdeen 2 do the full moonwalk and it was a gr8 night. So well organised and the volunteers deserve medals for keeping everyone going when the going gets tough. We had red wigs on and we had so many comments I think we must have stood out a bit even Nina commented @ the start. Well done to all involved for a fab night 1 I will never forget anyway.x

  28. Julie Anne Lees via Facebook says:

    A group of us came down from Aberdeen 2 do the full moonwalk and it was a gr8 night. So well organised and the volunteers deserve medals for keeping everyone going when the going gets tough. We had red wigs on and we had so many comments I think we must have stood out a bit even Nina commented @ the start. Well done to all involved for a fab night 1 I will never forget anyway.x

  29. Is ur mum on facebook Erin?

  30. Is ur mum on facebook Erin?

  31. Its going around the world..

  32. Its going around the world..

  33. Isabelle Aerial via Facebook says:

    Yay, finally! <3 Thank you.

  34. Isabelle Aerial via Facebook says:

    Yay, finally! <3 Thank you.