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18/12/2009 at 07:07

Well - as most have got there threads out and are filling up, I have chose to introduce this thread myself

In The Great Britain Coastal Relay we want Barry The Baton to do the NI coast .  We already ghave somebody to bring him over and place him in your capable custody.

If you have no idea what I am on about here is the main thread for the event.

good luck


Edited: 18/12/2009 at 07:08
18/12/2009 at 12:55

18/12/2009 at 21:23

The baton will get into Belfast or Larne and will need to be transported to either Muff (Don't Laugh) near Derry/Londonderry (or Rio de Janeiro as Mr Izzard renamed it) or to Warrenpoint near Newry.

That's if you want to do just the Coast (probably about 250miles) - the other option is to do a lap of Northern Ireland in which case Belfast or Larne would be the start and finish point - totalling about 450miles.

18/12/2009 at 21:36
Just read the main thread - is the plan just to run Belfast to L/Derry?
18/12/2009 at 22:57

Hi mark

best get from Belfast to L/derry(the whole NI coast I think)  rather than a strenuous 450. 250 divided by 20 is not so bad. Please tell other NI runners. I really want Barry to go round the coast there. I spent 3 years studying in Coleraine and loved it

Edited: 18/12/2009 at 22:58
19/12/2009 at 18:16

two names from original list


Jim More

Mark Duffy

19/12/2009 at 21:24

Very tempted - I'll be running a couple of marathons and a few half marathons next year - as long as it doesn't clash too badly with those.

I do like the thought of running up the coast road from Larne to.......???

19/12/2009 at 21:30

doubt if it will Mark. It can be done when there is space for people. When you get others on bboard and discuss, you will find it is doable I reckon

why not from Larne. I think baton will have to go to Belfast first and work up and across. Not sure where NI coast starts exactly-that is why it has got to be sorted out locally and not here in England.

20/12/2009 at 09:06

I'm in:


Jim More

Mark Duffy


20/12/2009 at 09:11
great Bob
21/12/2009 at 10:01

Might as well have a crack at it.

The border starts at Newry, so it should be from Newry to Derry (hey!).


21/12/2009 at 10:29

Count me in, live in whitehead not far from larne and love running the coast road



21/12/2009 at 11:03

great stuff 

I guess you guys will get more help and sift and sort routes etc out.

good luck

22/12/2009 at 18:04
23/12/2009 at 06:57
please NI folks use this thread. I know there is some interest over there. The rest of us would like to see how you guys are getting on
24/12/2009 at 11:31

bit bare this thread in spite of initial  interest shown-confused

Edited: 27/12/2009 at 11:17
27/12/2009 at 11:17
27/12/2009 at 11:59
Hoosie, maybe we mainlanders should invade NI and do their running for them
27/12/2009 at 12:04

may have to unfortunately. Made other hol plans or I certainly would go back to NI again. It is where I did my degree. Love the place.

Edited: 27/12/2009 at 12:05
28/12/2009 at 20:25
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