who would be interested?
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)?
*Pulls a sofa in and sits right on the edge, with an interested facial expression*
Baggsy Essex coast
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
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?
"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.
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!!
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.
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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