'Round The Coast Of Great Britain Run

who would be interested?

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09/12/2009 at 18:54

Influenced highly by Mr izzard's venture, and a need to really do summat, I thought about a group of RW runners doing a relay around the Great Britain coastline (or as safely near to as possible) . Starting and finishing at the same point. A lady called helen someone walked the coast and that was about 4000 miles. If say we each did 200 miles from 1 point to another, then another took over, it should be doable. Each will work their own 200 mile route out -perhaps near to where they are. Also we could muster peops to put up runners en route.

One or two seem interested. So here is the thread. Any mappy type peops can contribute and  perhaps think of a charity etc.

good publicity for RW too

who is potentially in (dont matter if fast or slow or if you walk a bit)?

Edited: 09/12/2009 at 18:59
09/12/2009 at 19:08

*Pulls a sofa in and sits right on the edge, with an interested facial expression*

Baggsy Essex coast

09/12/2009 at 19:09

fine FF - I could do N. Wales -NW England bit.

as long as we get enough we can work out meeting points for each leg

Edited: 09/12/2009 at 19:11
09/12/2009 at 19:12
Seems the distance may be closer to 5000 miles
09/12/2009 at 19:17
well we will need a few more then. Is doable I am certain
09/12/2009 at 19:50
well if I did Lladudno to blackpool -that would be about 150 miles +
cougie    pirate
09/12/2009 at 20:42
I passed a runner this summer who seemed to be doing the same thing - didnt reallyy take it in until I ran past his support motor home - so he would be a mine of information. Presuming he's survived and not fallen off a cliff edge. Scotland is going to be the hardest to cover though - apparently Scotland is MASSIVE - but nobodys ever been there - so its hard to confirm the speculation.


Its a heck of a big task - but it could be done !
09/12/2009 at 21:10

could be done cougie yes. Best have various peops doing a bit of coast . Single handed would be poss but would cost a fortune and take about a year. Whereas here 20+ runners could do a stretch

wonder who that fella is?

Edited: 09/12/2009 at 21:11
09/12/2009 at 21:14

"or as safely near to as possible"

Gah!  I curse your sensible caveats!  I was just about to start a facetious but highly fascinating (ok, geeky) argument as to whether this would be impossible, due to the classic mathematical conundrum of the coastline being infintiely long due to its self-similar fractal nature.  Ok, notwithstanding there are problems with this argument (well explained here), I don't suppose you'd be insisting that runners follow the coastline down to the atomic level, so I'll shut up.

BTW I'm not volunteering to run 200 miles, but a quick route suggestion. Given that it's illegal to run along motorways (Dartford Crossing/M25), and the Blackwall tunnel isn't going to be much fun either, I'd suggest the best crossing point for the River Thames would be through the Greenwich foot tunnel.  I'll carry the baton over to East London for you.   

09/12/2009 at 21:19
i guess there will e good and bliddy awful bits Phil. as near to coast as safely poss will do -or we would be in trouble . No atomic level though.lol
09/12/2009 at 21:24
Cripes I was going to say yes but 200 miles would take me months, how about I take West Wales Aberystwyth to Borth (about 15 miles)?
09/12/2009 at 21:26
it depends on how many we get Camlo The more we get the less we have to do.
09/12/2009 at 21:30
Good !! Could do as a single day event if we had enough peeps lined up all around the coast ?
09/12/2009 at 21:33
if we had peops do a mara and pass baton on -200 peops should get round GB.  A day per peop I guess. Solve accom probs a lot.
09/12/2009 at 21:35
If this was to happen, seems like it would be quite an acheivement, wouldn't it make some sense to make it a charity event for the press factor, Now i'm not nominating one but they must have the know-how etc to offer support, knowledge on big events such as this.
09/12/2009 at 21:40
yip FF- would be good if we got someone like that and a charity on board. I am just an ideas peop and can read maps. Surely we have the peops of the forum that could do it. Thing is to first get publicity and a number of willing peops etc.
09/12/2009 at 21:48

Good King Hooselessness - I'd love to run bout 50 of that with you if youd have me.

Would you be planning to split it over a couple of days?? I live not far from Liverpool and would gladly offer you a bed/couch for the night and a big evening meal of your choice if it all goes ahead!! 

09/12/2009 at 21:53

that would be great Paul. Early days and I guess how much each of us will do depends on how many participants we could get. It would be a great doable RW stint wouldnt it?

We could have a vest or baton that could be passed to next peop.

"Around Great Britain in 100 days" would be a great title and possible.

Edited: 09/12/2009 at 21:55
09/12/2009 at 21:58
this thread or another could be used to keep track of each peops's leg and give support.
09/12/2009 at 22:02

Nice ideas in both the last posts!! Reckon a baton would be the way to go, I would'nt like to get the last leg and a sweaty vest!!

Yeh 40 miles a day would/should be a realistic and achievable goal!! Count me in if thats how it goes!!

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