Coasting Round Britain: Aberystwyth to Fflint

well I have to pick up the baton

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16/12/2009 at 21:38


thought it would be useful for the GB Coastal Relay if I set this thread up now. Old Hoose wants somebody to bring the baton to him at Fflint.

we have 3 so far listed for this

mitiog ,Camlo,FFM

good luck

Edited: 16/12/2009 at 21:49
17/12/2009 at 06:06

In case nobody knows what this is all about here is main link

17/12/2009 at 12:25




Walk Eryri

here we have another member

17/12/2009 at 12:35

Found the corect thread now!

I nearly forgot where i was and posted on the Flint - Blackpool one... Flu fuddled mind!

What kind of distances would people expect in a day as i'd be interested in doing a longish section over multiple days (porthmadog - Llandudno appeals!), but theres no way i'd be able to run ultra distances yet. Though i imagine the idea is to get around and run the whole day - but not necessariy without stopping and taking short breaks?  I'd imagine that section's a good 150km or so.

More than willing to do short sections, and i can have a word with someone at work who's job is promoting health and fitness in Gwynedd who might be able to generate some publicity?

17/12/2009 at 12:39


distance will depend on who does it here and what each wants to do. You wont have to run ultra distances-dont worry. Short sections will be fine. We also have foaters who will fill in.

it will be fun

good luck -i am sure you will get the others on thread soon and new ones. Early day

Booo    pirate
17/12/2009 at 18:36
Hi, new to this forum, but put me down for a mile or 2. From Wrexham so can cover any bits across N.Wales. (are we going round Anglesey too? )
17/12/2009 at 18:40
Hi Bruce-no not doing Anglesey  as we could end up people wanting to do all little islands. Maybe the last bit to Fflint and give Barry the Baton to me (i start the leg after)
Booo    pirate
17/12/2009 at 18:44
Sounds like a plan ... will keep an eye on here now.
17/12/2009 at 20:56

Evening All,

Nice to see we're getting a few more victims vounuteers on this section

Bruce, I was hoping to do Rhyl to Fflint but happy to shuffle further west ..... about how many miles are you looking to do ?

 Hi WE nice to meet you

 I suppose that seeing Hoose has started the thread we'd better use it .... so mitiog ,Camlo and WE whereabouts on the leg are you looking to slot in ?

I'm not trying to take control just thought we might as well start the ball rolling  

18/12/2009 at 06:36
we have got a couple or months to fill up and we will
Booo    pirate
18/12/2009 at 13:37

so what is the general idea, do we split it into manageble chunks to be done over a number of days ? ie 3 x 10 milers etc. or is it just one go ... in which case my number of miles may be reduced a bit

18/12/2009 at 13:49

Would be nice if you could split it into manageable chunks and / or preferred place (from - to) to run, also the order that they come in. Oh - and the running bit is up to you, you can run 3X10 or 1X30 whatever you can manage. Some people have separated their chunks so they are not running consecutive days.

Edited: 18/12/2009 at 13:51
18/12/2009 at 13:51
voting for startdate ends 9pm tonight

defo manageble chunks Bruce
18/12/2009 at 14:32

I would like to help out if I can, would like to do anything from Abergele to Flint as live in North Shropshire so will have to travel. Can just about run up to 7 miles at the moment in one go.

At a stretch would travel further towards Llandudno.

18/12/2009 at 14:51

welcome Fcstoke  We will e able to slot you into a place you want once we gathered a few more recruits. Just keep popping in




Walk Eryri

Bruce Clapton


Booo    pirate
18/12/2009 at 22:06
Ok as a rough first stab having looked at the map put me down for the nice half from Prestatyn Golf Club down to Flint for the handover, and can also take another 10 miler or so at the beginning of the leg if needed.
18/12/2009 at 23:37

Evening All,

How does this sound then for the bits we can fill in upto now

Camlo                           Aberystwyth - Borth

WE                                 ?????? - Llandudno

Myself and FFM jnr      Llandudno - Kinmel Bay

Fcstoke                          Kinmel Bay - Prestatyn

Bruce                              Prestatyn - Fflint

Sorry mitiog, missed where you wanted to run

This is just an idea and I guess as the thread fills up we can either run shorter sections or have multiple runners on each section ..... it's early days yet

Edited - Inability to see typo before I hit post

Edited: 18/12/2009 at 23:52
19/12/2009 at 11:29
That looks good to me, there are railway stations nearby so I may travel up by train.
20/12/2009 at 12:17

Hi FC,

Will probably be using FFM jnr as a support driver for our part of the route just in case, so if you need picking up at a station just let us know ..... don't want you wasting energy getting to the start

20/12/2009 at 18:43

Thanks, that's really kind.

I think it will depend on exactly when the baton gets round our way, as to how I will travel and if any of my folks will want to drive up.

Edited: 20/12/2009 at 19:00
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