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Sunday, 22 May 2016

I don't think the SAS are going to be ringing any time soon...

I DID IT!!!!

Swinging over that barrier and leaning back over a 270 foot drop was really scary - the ground seemed to take forever to arrive, and I was terrified that I was going to freeze and just hang there, rotating gently whilst occasionally clonking against a window.

Fortunately none of this happened, although I do remember stepping on the CLV logo as I went past and wondering if it would just pull away from the side of the building...

..and I refused to look down, but, out of the corner of my eye I could see the road, and either someone was shoving Dinky cars down it or it stayed a long way down for a very long time.  I didn't so much 'abseil' as 'do a reverse Spiderman' and sort of scramble down the side of the building.

But I am truly, massively grateful to all those of you who sponsored me, messaged me or just generally encouraged me in this mad event.  If I ever show signs of doing anything like this again, please lock me in the understairs cupboard until I come to my senses, though.

They take a picture of you as you go over the edge.  I think so you can frame it on the living room wall and occasionally point to it in a random manner going 'THIS! THIS!'
And if you've ever wondered what a 'rictus grin of terror' looks like - that one, right there.

I had to run through Leeds to catch my train, and twenty minutes running with a backpack, wearing a coat was a piece of cake compared to dropping 270 feet, but I must apologise to everyone who saw me arrive at Leeds Railway Station, bright red and sweaty but with a post-abseil glow, I think they may have thought I'd just robbed a warm bank...

7 comments:

Revjackal said...

Well done you. No film at 11 so the picture will have to do.

Jan Jones said...

Well done!

Nicky Wells said...

Awesome! Way to go you, well done, and I'm totally in awe. You rock! X

Kate Nash said...

Amazing and insane x

Sheryl Browne said...

WhooOOP! Well done, Jane! I told you you'd love it! Course you did! Fab! :) xx

Terri Nixon said...

Yay! Congratulations - and well done on the smile/rictus... It doesn't look at all as if you're cacking anything! :)

Chris Stovell said...

Not in a million years - but hugely well done you!