Planning first long distance run and need some advice
Coool! What brought that on?
Sorry I'm a bit short of advice. The only route I know between Reading and Bristol is the M4 but I think you'd get arrested trying to run along the hard shoulder.
Just returned from a walking weekend along the Kennet & Avon canal - loved it. We stayed at Newbury - very scenic little town....not much in the way of B&B's there, but there is a brand new travelodge opened in May (london rd) which is a 2 min run/jog from the canal. Some sections of the canal path from Hungerford & then on to Thatcham were quite narrow & busy with cyclists, but it's probably one of the best towpaths I've walked along.
Stayed in Bath too & can also recommend waterside travelodge adjacent to the canal - they are basic, but hit the spot, & you can check in from 3pm. only downside is they dont provide showergel, etc, so that would be an extra thing to carry.
Good luck with the run & the preparations!
Hi Joolska, I`ve run along the Kennet & Avon toe path between Kintbury and Reading a few times and its really nice.... when are you thinking of doing this...??
Fat Buddha: running backwards along a canal ... if I were better at swimming, I'd think about it for slightly longer, but I think the answer is no!
Mrs C and I can offer you a bed in Newbury if you'd like. I run along the canal regularly between Hungerford and Reading, not all in one go though!
Won't be offended if you decide not to shack with some random poster though!
Quite happy to sponsor you and run with you if you want some company for a while.
We organised a relay race over the route three weeks ago but finished at Windsor, it took around 15 hours, I have the spreadsheet with the distances, stops etc if it would help I am happy to e-mail you a copy
Just back from my hols. I play for Hungerford Rugby club and run with Hungerford Hares so can ask if anyone's willing to give you a bed in Hungerford if that suits.
It's only 8 miles down the road from where I live.
Let me know.
Well done, really good cause. Let us know how you get on.
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