"Coasting Round Britain - Ullapool to Durness"

Round Coast of Britain - NW Scotland Regional Thread

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15/07/2010 at 22:46

Hi Coasters - Barry checking in... How is everyone? I've been good - no whiskey, but I'm onto tea & bickies now...and a spot of chocolates every now and then - gives me energy those chocs!

I am inviting you all round to the current stretch to meet the Coasters there.  It will be great too if you can dish out some encouragement to keep them motivated. See you round shortly...

27/08/2010 at 19:25

Call for some housekeeping

Could those coordinators whose stretches have finished please make sure that website has the correct: runners, mileages, maps?

If you don't know how to get access to the website admin section do give a shout and that can be sorted.

 It would be great if we have the information about who ran and for how long and which route they took as accurately as possible. 

Thank you!

13/09/2010 at 18:24

************ Calling all coasters**********

Stu has tried to get publicity for Barrys BIG RUN IN and as mentioned earlier in the forum coverage by the press has been scarce. i beleive if we bombard the news channels with the same format e-mail we can get their attention.

after discussing it with Stu

i've put together an e-mail format and posted it here, copy and paste the relevent sections as described

please mail it out to as many people as possible and get them to mail the TV stations on the links 

Copy these into the “To” box of your e-mail  

nwt@bbc.co.uk tonight@itv.com itv.comsupport@itv.com news@channel4.com customerservices@five.tv

Copy this into the Subject Matter

Coasters GB "Just a bunch of people running round the Great British coastline ..."

Copy the text below into the body box of your e-mail

I am writing to let you know that since May 9th a rather special event has been taking place.

 Highly influenced by Eddie Izzard's fantastic feat of 43 marathons in 52 days, and one man's innate desire to "do something a bit different", the question "would it be possible to run a relay around the Coast of Great Britain?" was posed. The departure of a baton named Barry from Blackpool Tower on the 9th May gave us part of the answer. By following our Barry Tracker you can see the full answer unveil itself

 This is a relay around the coast of Great Britain. This is not your usual charity run at all. We are not tackling this task for a charity nor do we have any big sponsors. We started as a simple idea voiced on the internet in December last year.

The way we evolved and the spirit that has arisen is a story in itself, I feel. A story that your viewers and listeners would find entertaining and inspiring I am certain. Where has an event of such a scale been organized via the internet involving people who are largely strangers and in just 6 months moved from idea to reality?

Barry The Baton has touched the hearts of all who have met him, whether runners or kindly Hotel Managers who have looked after him before the next runner came to pick him up. All have wanted to “Do it for Barry” .The event has evolved into more than a relay, more than we ever could have predicted or imagined. It is an expression of British eccentricity and it embodies a spirit of pulling together reminiscent of the blitz years.

We are now almost 80% of the way around the coast as I write and looking to finish on Sunday 24th  October with Barrys “BIG RUN IN” supported by hundreds of Coasters who took part.

Simply by clicking onto www.coastersgb.co.uk , finding where Barry is and contacting us. It is free to take part and open to all abilities. From our website you can also view the wonderful pictures taken as Barry bounds around the coast.

Thanking you

A CoasterGB

19/09/2010 at 20:26

well folks. As we have an extra bit of time due to NI doing their bit sometime after the full circuit, we can consolidate a suitable finish time (either 23rd/24th). Would be great now if you could have your say on the main thread we can all cheer on the last 3 stretches

Of course you can all pop over for the finish once sorted

your opinion counts

04/10/2010 at 11:53
Rockhopper Penguin wrote (see)

Get voting people!

Everyone chooses three titles. We then take the top 5 choices and have a second round of voting to select our favourite.

Can everyone and anyone share the link:

22/10/2010 at 16:46
Stu www.coastersgb.co.uk wrote (see)




17/11/2010 at 08:44

Those of you that expressed an interest in taking part in in some form of an event next year please vote now.

Vote here

Many Thanks

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