Walk the Walk and The Moonwalk was the idea of Nina Barough.
In 1998, Nina and some friends couldn’t get all the places they needed to take part in the London Marathon so she set up an event of her own.
The Moonwalk was born as they set off to walk 26.2 miles through London, starting at midnight and finishing at 7am in Trafalgar Square on the morning of the main London Marathon race.
They power walked in decorated bras raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
To get the full history of Walk the Walk and The Moonwalk visit www.walkthe walk.org.
In 1999, the second London Moonwalk took place with 600 walkers. Eunice Salmon took part in this event and walked the 26.2 miles with a total stranger, encouraging each other along the way. At the end Eunice vowed she would never do it again.
The following year, Roger Ogle of the Link Magazine asked Eunice if she would be doing the London Moonwalk for a second time and she said “NO!” because she didn’t want to ask the same people for sponsorship and she remembered the pain! He persuaded her to put an advert in the magazine and to train everyone else as she was now an expert” (his words not hers). To her disbelief 100 people made contact and Swindon Twin Peaks was born.
10 years later Swindon Twin Peaks has taken part in most of the Walk the Walk events (London and Edinburgh Moonwalks, Bristol Sunwalk, Nyjmegan) .
We are famous for having one of the largest team entries in the London Moonwalk and of course our distinctive ‘Dougal’ bras.
In 2003, Swindon College were asked to design a bra for the group.
Swindon’s most famous landmark is the Magic Rounabout so using this theme, and their imagination they designed “Dougal”.
Dougal has now become the adopted design for the group and Swindon Twin Peaks walkers are now recognised throughout the UK and world events. For more information on how to turn your bra cups into “Dougal” faces, email firstname.lastname@example.org