Bearing such solid British names as Chris, Ian and Simon, the "50-ish" Dorking residents picked a random Saturday and a meaningless route and walked 40 miles just because they could.
Ian Giles, spokesman for the group of "accountants, surveyors, that sort of thing", explained: "I think we had all become jaded by a series of charitable events and thought we should do something for no particular reason.
"We just wanted to spend some time with each other in some way. There was a brief conversation between us about possibly doing something for charity but that quickly turned to, 'Why don't we just do something for ourselves? Can men not just walk together in fellowship anymore?' It's a return to the daring days of when people just 'did stuff'."
Having decided that the event should have no meaning, the group – Ian plus Mark Dorn, Simon Loomes, Chris Child, Chris Jarvis, Chris Shaw and the almost flamboyantly named Gareth Stace – chose a route which started and ended nowhere in particular...
Starting beside a groyne on Shoreham beach at 6am, the group slogged their way along the Downs Link path via Cranleigh and Holmbury Hill, averting their eyes from interesting sights as they went...Some 16 hours later, they [finished] to the acclaim of no-one.
"It was a fairly uneventful 40 miles, which was exactly the point," said Ian.
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