No running today for me. While I did entertain the idea, Susie wasn’t keen on running, and I wanted to be with her rather than going out on my own. Instead, we went for a walk around Conningbrook Lakes (it is slightly oversold as a country park!).
We are getting close to our 200 mile challenge along the coast starting in a few days time, Everyone else seems to have got their packing already done, I thought I better had too.
For those of you who are new to my blog, I am running 200+ miles from Hythe (Kent) to Bournemouth (Dorset) with 4 friends of mine – Michael Nowicki, Paul Commons, Keith Dean and Marek Kowalak. We ran 177 miles along the Kent Coast over 4 days last year.
Our run starts on 1 April and finishes on 4 April. We will then carry on along the UK coast – covering the entire route a couple of hundred miles at a time.
I’m not the most planned person, but I do like laying all of my kit out on the bed. I am a visual person, and it helps me to spot the gaps in my kit and equipment.
So, here is the obligatory kit shot…….
and the range of shoes I am taking with me – from left to right – for different conditions (muddier to the right) and just because it is nice to have a change of shoes on different days.
L-R: Sketchers Go Run Ride 4, Asics Trounce 2, Kalenji Kapteren Discover, More Mile Cheviot 3
Excited too that more of our friends are popping down at various points to encourage and motivate us on during the 4 days. We are all so excited!!
You’ll be able to follow us on live track GPS by checking out http://www.racedrone.net/event/run-the-coast-200
support us on twitter using #runthecoast @donealready
share this blog – http://www.untrainingultrarunner.com/tag/coast
donate some pennies through http://www.justgiving.com/hythetoIOW – we are supporting the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (seems appropriate as we are running around the coast, and they save so many lives… and don’t get any taxpayer funds).
Thank you for sharing your supplies for your upcoming run with us. It’s an incredible feat, and I am looking forward to reading all about your adventure. Good luck!
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Thanks Jane!! We are so excited about doing this – thanks for your support.