Cross the UK: About Us

Cross the UK is website offering advice, training and adventure to those interested in the outdoors.

Having worked in the outdoors for over 10 years with outdoor education, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and other outdoor schemes we have an extensive knowledge and experience in supporting people to achieve their potential in the hills, dales and mountains of the united kingdom.

About our team

Mick Fenwick

Mick Fenwick is an Deputy Headteacher working in the North Yorkshire.  He is a keen walker, fell runner and climber spending most of his free time outdoors with family and friends in the Dales, Moors, Lake District or Scotland.

Mick is a qualified Mountain Leader, Duke of Edinburgh award manager and first aid trainer.  He has completed some of the UK’s best long distance walks including the Hadrian’s Wall Walk and Coast to Coast in incredibly quick times and has successfully led and overseen more than 100 expeditions.

Michael Fenwick

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Michael Stones

Michael Stones, from County Durham, has been a teacher of Geography for over ten years and outdoor education leader for over 6. As well as living and working (teaching and running outdoor education camps) in Australia for over three years he has travelled extensively through Europe, Asia, South America and Australia and New Zealand.

Stones is a qualified mountain bike instructor, Basic Expedition Leader, trainee Mountain Leader, Duke of Edinburgh award supervisor and first aid trainer. Along with mountain biking and travel he is a keen road rider, hill and mountain walker, climber and speculative adventurer.

 

 

 

Nina Youll

Nina supports students as an academic mentor in schools and is a qualified basic expedition leader who has led and supported numerous expeditions for the Duke of Edinburgh’s award in the North of England.  She is an outdoor enthusiast enjoying running and mountain biking.

 

 

 

92 thoughts on “Cross the UK: About Us

  • 03/06/2010 at 11:25 am
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    I was going to ask for some help to some each of us up in a few words but the first person I asked couldn’t do it with out using rude words. If you want to have a go feel free to leave a reply!

    Mick

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  • 03/06/2010 at 8:17 pm
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    Hi, im Michaels mum, so i suppose i am most qualified to say a few words about him and i like to think of Jeff as another son of mine.
    Michael has always strived to find challenges that stretch himself mentally and physically, he has the abililty to communicate on all levels, hence his appointment of assistant head at the ripe old age of 28 !! Im extremely proud of my son, he is a warm, funny, compassionate man, and in taking part in these challenges, his goal is to help those charities which have touched his heart through his lifes experiences.
    Jeff ( Fat Rascal ) as he is warmly known to my family has been Michaels friend since they attended Richmond School together. He too is someone to be proud of and has been a huge part of our family, together they want to achieve this challenge to support a charity which is dear to their heart. i want to wish them all the best and hope that everyone will back them with donations to their chosen charity.

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  • 04/06/2010 at 9:29 am
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    Good Luck and enjoy it 🙂

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  • 04/06/2010 at 1:49 pm
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    Best of luck guys, what a great thing to do in memory of Duncan, you’ll do awesome, look forward to hearing all about it

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  • 07/06/2010 at 1:35 pm
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    good luck sir! 🙂
    you’ll do awesome
    mischa&bethan&jodi

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  • 07/06/2010 at 2:09 pm
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    Good luck sir!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  • 07/06/2010 at 2:11 pm
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    Good Luck sir you will do fantastic!!!!!!!!:)

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  • 07/06/2010 at 2:13 pm
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    gooood luck sir,
    from katie and beth:D

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  • 07/06/2010 at 2:14 pm
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    Good luck sir!! 🙂
    sure you’ll do great! 🙂

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  • 07/06/2010 at 2:17 pm
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    good luck sir 🙂

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  • 08/06/2010 at 10:28 am
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    hello good luck sir 🙂 😀 XD XP 😛 😉 ;D

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  • 08/06/2010 at 10:30 am
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    Hi I’ve done this walk from Shap-Kirby Stephen and Osmotherly – Whitby. Good luck, there is some lovely scenery

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  • 08/06/2010 at 10:31 am
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    good luck on your walk 😀

    Andrew said hi

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  • 08/06/2010 at 10:32 am
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    Good look sir
    Were all rootinn for you 🙂 😀

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  • 08/06/2010 at 10:34 am
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    good luck, have a nice walk 🙂

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  • 10/06/2010 at 10:29 am
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    Good luck sir have fun and take a look of the scenery! 😀

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  • 10/06/2010 at 10:29 am
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    heryerr sir gurrrdddddddddddd looook 🙂 x

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  • 10/06/2010 at 10:30 am
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    And i like your mams note 😀 have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 10/06/2010 at 10:31 am
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    Hi sir hope you do well and have fun. I like your mums note she left! 😛 🙂

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  • 10/06/2010 at 10:43 am
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    Good Luck Sir don’t give up!!!

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  • 10/06/2010 at 2:39 pm
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    hope you finish your walk theres a ice cold beer and some nobbys nuts at the end : )

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  • 10/06/2010 at 6:47 pm
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    Good Luck Mick and Jeff, looking forward to watching your progress.

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  • 11/06/2010 at 3:23 pm
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    Good Luck the pair of you!

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  • 11/06/2010 at 3:24 pm
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    Hi,

    I wish you both every success. Good Luck!!!! 🙂

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  • 11/06/2010 at 4:52 pm
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    good luck sir you will do great 🙂

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  • 15/06/2010 at 11:45 am
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    !Hope you raise loads of money for this charity it is fantastic! Whoooooooooooooooooooooooo!
    ! You are awesome!

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  • 27/06/2010 at 12:40 am
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    I hope you will keep updating your content constantly as you have one dedicated reader here.

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  • 28/06/2010 at 2:34 pm
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    I had couple of small problems viewing the site in Safari on the Mac, but I still loved the site.

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  • 19/07/2010 at 11:19 am
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    Good luck! Love what you’re doing!

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:36 pm
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    Good luck Jeff, hope your leg gets better soom 🙂

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:37 pm
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    good luck to both of you and hope your leg gets better soon Jeff. Wishing you the best
    nikita 🙂

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:37 pm
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    Goooooood luck Jeff and Mick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jeff, hope your knee gets better soon:)
    have a good time and well done;D

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:38 pm
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    Hope your knee feels better soon Jeff, I am sure you will struggle on! Good Luck! And you 2 Sir 😛

    From Emma

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:39 pm
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    Good Luck Sir and Jeff 😀

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:39 pm
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    Get in there Jeff! you can do it!! 😀

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:40 pm
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    Goo on Jeff hope your leg gets better!
    also good luck sir:)

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:40 pm
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    GOOD LUCK JEFF! im sure you will do great! :] impressed with the both of you! :]

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:41 pm
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    good luck jeff!!!!!!!!!!
    dont let your leg injury stop u !!!
    both of u will do great!!!!!!!
    well done!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)::):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:41 pm
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    good luck keep pushin dont give in, jeff dont let your injury slow you down good luck to you both your awsome

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:41 pm
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    good luck jeff hope your leg gets better,
    and good luck sir!

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:42 pm
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    GO ON JEFF SON! JEFF FOR THE WIN!!!!!

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:42 pm
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    goodluck jeff hope your leg gets better,
    goodluck sir!

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:42 pm
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    Good luck Jeff!! sure the Geordie citizens across the nation will be PROUD!!!! (you now OFICIALLY have more hair than Mick – due to SEVERE charity… funding!) hope your hike will inspire others, keep walking! =)

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:42 pm
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    hope your leg gets better soon jeff:),
    good luck 😀
    you too sir!

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:44 pm
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    good , luck both of you!
    especially you jeff;)

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:45 pm
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    Go Jeff!… you too Mick! (well it sounded kinda fitting!) =D

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:47 pm
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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:48 pm
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    hope all these comments are heeling your leg Jeff! lol

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:48 pm
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    hope your knee gets better soon jeff and hope that your walk goes okay sir
    good luck to you both! 🙂

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:50 pm
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    good luck and well done for what you’ve done so far!

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:50 pm
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    i think you are amazing you will do well and you will go far. well done you :’) im so proud

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:55 pm
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    hellooooo good luck jeff u r mintt!!!!!!!
    and sir good luck aswell

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:59 pm
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    Go on Jeff, YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

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  • 19/07/2010 at 1:59 pm
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    jeff jeff jeff !!!
    you are a legend
    you must come and see me
    because i love you
    my last name is ????
    but i would like it to be jefferson
    🙂

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  • 19/07/2010 at 2:05 pm
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    Believe in yourself Jeff.
    You can do it Mick.
    You are an icon, you’re amazing,
    xxxx

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  • 19/07/2010 at 2:06 pm
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    Jeff you are awsome!!!!!! You are going to lash this even with your injury! you can hobble to the finish! Keep it going you 2 mick!

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  • 19/07/2010 at 2:09 pm
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    WHO WHO IS THE BEST??
    WHO WHO BEATS THE REST??
    NOT THE KING
    NOT THE QUEEN
    BUT ITS OUR JEFF HES THE A TEAM !!!!

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  • 19/07/2010 at 2:14 pm
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    jeff, you are amazing.
    you will do it easily, even with your injury
    i believe in you, and i think it is incredible what you are doing
    you are an inspiration, and a role-model for everyone
    i think you should get an award from the queen because your so nice
    and you should be very proud of yourself jeff
    i am your biggest fan, and you will go far
    good luck you legend:’)

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  • 19/07/2010 at 2:16 pm
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    HI
    jeff, good luck with the coast to coast walk, i can understand you’re a bit worried with your leg and all (mr fenwick told us) so it should be good to know you’re being supported.
    WE LOVE YOU JEFF + MICK
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • 19/07/2010 at 2:18 pm
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    My god your gonna do it! Kepp going strong for the one friend you need is belief! Get in Jeff! 😀

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  • 20/07/2010 at 10:31 am
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    Go on dodgy Jeff with your Gammy Leg, Keep up the spirit and enjoy the walk whilst taking in some countryside smells (mainly manure)

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  • 20/07/2010 at 10:33 am
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    Hope your knee gets better, Jeff! Everyone at High Tunstall knows you can do it!!:)
    Good luck and GET WELL SOOOOOOON!

    Loveeee Sarah and Beccaa;)

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  • 20/07/2010 at 10:34 am
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    good luckk jeff and mickk 😀
    you will do great
    hopee you leg betterr in timee(yn)

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  • 20/07/2010 at 10:36 am
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    GO ON JEFF!!
    hope ur knee gets better!!
    GOOD LUCK WITH THE WALK
    we love u to MICK!!!
    WE LOVE U BOTH FROM Amrit,Beth,Sophie! x
    🙂 🙂 😛

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  • 20/07/2010 at 10:42 am
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    go on jeff and mick you can do this and jeff hope the knee gets better 😀

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  • 21/07/2010 at 9:35 am
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    cum on jeff u big jessy it cant hert tha\t much man 😀

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  • 21/07/2010 at 9:38 am
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    go on big boy, with your poor hurt leg , all of the lads at HTCS are rooting you
    so get over your leg and lets get cracking

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  • 21/07/2010 at 9:38 am
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    Hope your leg gets bettter soon Jeff 😀

    Good luck to both Jeff & Mick, you have all our suppot at High Tunstall!!

    KEEP WALKING!!!

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  • 21/07/2010 at 9:38 am
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    hey Jeff hope your leg gets better and good luck on the walk. woop woop go Jeff and Mick!

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  • 21/07/2010 at 9:40 am
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    hope the leg gets better jeff:)

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  • 21/07/2010 at 9:44 am
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    get better jeffacake u need to do this walk and get a well mintage sixpack mertttt

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  • 29/07/2010 at 12:46 am
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    Doing great, lads, super video. Keep smiling!…
    Best wishes,

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  • 30/07/2010 at 7:08 pm
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    Good luck mick and jefff! and mick did you use to live on st nicholas drive in richmond? you weren’t a bad defender if i remember right!

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    • 16/08/2010 at 1:21 pm
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      It was me Si but my footballing talents seem to be rose tinted. I was alright must have been the coaching of you Matt and Andy Ride!

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