Method4’s Wales Coast Path Challenge
Sarah Copner - 01 August 2019

Before we knew it, it was time again for Method4 to take on our annual charity challenge. As usual we left it to the team to put their heads together and come up with the ideas. Clearly not traumatized after the Taff Trail Marathon walk we completed 2 years ago (or possibly they’ve just forgotten), the most popular choice was to walk the Wales Coast Path. A 22-mile trek starting from Rhoose, along Barry Island and Docks, through Sully and Penarth and eventually finishing in Cardiff Bay.

This year’s chosen charity was Code Club, part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and a cause close to our hearts. The money raised will help them with their mission to give all children the opportunity to learn to code, something that is sadly underfunded despite its importance to the UK’s economy and prosperity.

On Saturday 27th July after a shaky start, with train cancellations stopping most of the walkers getting to the start point on time, our team were off. The weather held out for most of the day and we were treated to some breath-taking sea views, even with the storm clouds rolling in and the rain starting as we reached Penarth, the journey was very picturesque. With just a few pitstops, including a brief drink at the Captains Wife in Sully and an ice-cream on Penarth pier, every member of our team reached the finish point in Cardiff Bay by 18:30.

A lot of us surprised ourselves with how far we managed to walk. With a few blisters and some sore legs, we raised nearly £600 for a very worthy cause and we couldn’t be prouder.