Dick Graham, circa 1987

Return of the Max! Return of the Max! In 1986 I made the frankly bonkers decision not to have a wigbash during my first year in Spain. On my return to Blighty in the summer of 1987, I looked less like the Robert de Niro character in The Mission (the look I may have been going for) and more like Max Wall. My friends showed no mercy.

The Wall in question now is Hadrian’s! I am back, brother. 11 miles this morning, from Heavenfield to Halton Shields (and back), a running reconnaissance this time. Rolling Northumberland countryside to one side, North Pennines to the other. A fine, energising workout means, I repeat, WE ARE BACK, and Objective H6in6 is back in our sights!

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