They were only meant to go from The Obs to Barcelona.

Hakin United’s players, coaches, and supporters completed a superb seven days of fundraising on Sunday having covered more than 5,237 miles between them.

The Vikings originally set out to run and walk a combined total of 1079 miles, the distance from their home ground to the Nou Camp, with the aim of raising £1000 for the mental health charity Get The Boys A Lift.

But they chalked that off within 48 hours and so altered the challenge so that they ended up technically travelling from Spain to the San Siro in Milan, and then onto the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, then the Parc Des Princes in Paris, then Hampden Park in Glasgow, and then appropriately FC Viking in South Norfolk before returning ‘home’.

And as of this morning, more than £6000 had been raised.

The week also showcased community spirit at its best, with juniors, parents, ex-players and even club associates abroad all getting involved to do their bit and add some mileage.

It was ‘Boo’ Harding who led the way by hiking a massive 131.9 miles, while Nicky Woodrow put his legs through the mill by running 109.2 miles – an average of more than 15 a day. Anthony Mayhew was another to surpass 100.

Others followed suit as fellow Vikings regularly passed each other on the otherwise desolate streets, and even club secretary Jonny ‘Bap’ Lewis fulfilled a promise to join Strava and along with his two young boys, contributed over 30 miles.

Former player Matthew Broome also took part, all the way from his home in Australia.

First team manager Scott Davies said: “When we came up with this challenge, we allowed for approximately 30 miles per player a week with hopefully a few supporters and juniors contributing the odd mile.

“We had no idea that they would be the ones inspiring us to get out. The Strava leader boards for the juniors and seniors were both topped by supporters. It was an incredible week and I think to have travelled over 5000 miles together as a club says it all.”

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