As an introduction; I'm James, Elaine's son, and will be taking the helm on this blog whilst the walk is in progress.
The team should be departing from All Saints Church in Edmonton at 4am.
And yep, pretty much at 4am Stuart strode off into the distance and the rest of the walkers fell in behind him. Took a few pictures but can't upload them from here so that'll happen later.
As I'm writing this I am sitting in the car at the second "emergency checkpoint" as the walkers have just left.
Next stop, the first "real" stop!