Return of a legend
Alex, 69, retired Uppingham solicitor, thought he'd hung up his fundraising boots for good after completing a trio of distance walks. But at the invitation of one of his favourite local charities, Warning Zone, he's soon to be back on the trail.
Sunday Sept 16th will see Alex stepping out in an attempt to trek around the 18 miles of Rutland Water in under 6 hours. And of course it's been done before now, but perhaps not by a totally blind walker celebrating his 70th year.
So the Warning Zone, recently featured in Rutland's press, says "Go for it, Alex!" and hopes he will get lots of support when he and his trusty guides march off from Edith Weston around 9 am, heading anticlockwise.
And to make the day extra special, wife of 40 years Caroline, has arranged - thanks to Rachel from the Warning Zone - (at no cost to the Charity) for a Spitfire fly-pass to enliven the weary walker with the iconic sound of that WW2 Merlin/Griffin engine.
You can support Alex and the Warning Zone by going to http://justgiving.com and "Sponsor" ... "Alec Crombie."
Alex's previous walks have included: Dorset coast to Leicester, 2004; The Rutland villages, 2006; and Around Rutland, 2008.
First launched in October 2006, Warning Zone, the adopted charity of the respective High Sheriffs during their year in office.
Warning Zone aims to provide an outstanding and relevant educational resource, teaching vital life-skills to Year 6 pupils (10/11 year olds) and other vulnerable or relevant groups.
For more information, see our website at www.warningzone.org.uk or call Rachel Roark, Community Fundraiser on 0116 2629739.