Author pens book about tackling pilgrimage with injured ankle

Author pens book about tackling pilgrimage with injured ankle

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Author pens book about tackling pilgrimage with injured ankle

Walking the Way of St James is a tough enough task without tackling the popular pilgrimage route on an injured ankle.

But that is what Maidenhead author Luke Darracott achieved, covering 760 miles in 51 days. He is now penning his experience for the release of his second book.

Luke's journey was broken into three sections, the second being a 504 stretch beginning in France and ending in Spain.

"The first week was agony because I severely twisted my ankle before I began," said the 26-year-old.

"I was on a diet of painkillers and luckily it healed itself when the ground flattened later on.

"I did it because I wanted to write a second book and experience it before I left Spain. At times it was like walking through a postcard."

The writer, from Medallion Place, kept a video diary on YouTube and is hoping to publish the book by the end of the year.

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