Day 37

One of the beauts about this journey is that every day is different. Today (Day 37) was destined to be a very different day. I woke up WITHIN the Bolton Wanderers Reebok Stadium and the “room with a view” was very different from scrap yards in Birmingham or hostels with no windows in London.

One date written in stone before the journey even started was to the Ecademy Blackstar Boardroom in Manchester. So, a double-back on my route to central Manchester to meet an energised group of Ecademists. I was able to tell my story in a boardroom setting rather than at the side of a pitch or in a hostel dormitory and was delighted with the positive response. I was asked where I was staying that night and a member offered to drive me there. Much as my aching limbs would have loved to take Ann up on that kind offer, I knew my conscience and the integrity of the tour rested on me schlepping myself to the top of the mountain that is Burnley. The meeting was hosted and chaired by William Buist and Andy Preston who were kind enough to invite me to a lively three hour brainstorming session. It was a great day and for all those in business I would definitely recommend you check Ecademy. Enjoy.

It was also the opportunity to meet up with Ecademist and friend Aron Stevenson who presented me with a “Leasing Options” shirt. Thanks to Aron and remember we would love a shirt from YOUR company, club, youth association, school or wherever. Will you be represented in South Africa on July 11?

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