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Why is Hector walking?


Hector is setting himself a challenge to walk between fifty and sixty miles per working week, ground-pounding a total of 2500-3000 over the course of one year.


This challenge is not to conquer a mountain, navigate a desert or survive inhabitable terrain. The test is to find joy in the mundane commute to work.

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Where is Hector walking?


The beauty of Hector's Hike lies in the everyday.


This is essentially an urban hike. Hector is crossing the streets, avenues and lanes of London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, New York or wherever he is in the world, covering an average of fifty to sixty miles a week.

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Total distance in miles: 3001.07

Journeys so far: 415

Totals so far - Steps taken: 5,428,107 Calories used: 339,880 Predicted target at current rate: 3000 miles
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Who is Hector walking for?


Hector hopes to raise awareness and funds for Great Ormond Street's Children Hospital in London


Money rasied enables Great Ormond Street Hospital to provide world-class care for its young patients and their families and to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illness by:

  • Contributing to the rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital
  • Funding the most up-to-date equipment
  • Supporting research into, and development of, breakthrough treatments
  • Providing accommodation and other support services for children and their families

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

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Why is Hector supporting Great Ormond Street?


Great Ormond Street's motto is CHILDREN FIRST AID ALWAYS. A sentiment shared by Hector. His eldest daughter Izzy received two years of treament in Great Ormond Street.


Hector's company Glassworks collaborates with the hospital's paediatric surgeons to create Heartworks, the first accurate, real time, 3-D computer generated heart simulators.

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How can you keep track of Hector


Hector is wearing a wrist monitor, a GPS Tracker, the Garmin 610, which charts out each step he takes, mapping his route and pace. The Garmin 610 monitors his heart rate, calories burned, miles, speed and elevation.


This site will be continously updated with pictures, videos and maps to enable you to keep track of Hectors progress.

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Hector says...


Last year the snow forced me to walk to work and then, like Forest Gump, I found I couldn't stop. I loved the simplicity of the daily walk. Listening to my radio, I was no longer reliant on unreliable public transport, or stuck for hours in traffic. I was my own man, measuring out my life in my own way.


Daily walking the same street at the same time each day, the unremarkable becomes extraordinary. The everyday becomes an adventure.


I want to walk to support Great Ormond Street becuase this is the hospital which gave hope to my family and continues to help thousands of other families.