Posted: 20/03/2014 at 11:13
Planning the rest of the year out and this caught my eye as it looks like I'll be on holiday later there this year. Isle of Wight coastal path. 68 miles, rolling climbs but nothing too big from what I can see, and easy navigation. Details here
So questions are, has anyone ever run all of this (looks like there's a full and 2 day ultra on this route) or sections before? Anyone got any experience of running coast paths at night and is this a really bad idea? And in terms of going unsupported overnight, is that a really bad idea too? Or should I just get on with it and not worry about it?
I figured I'd like to start on a Thursday evening, and finish in about 16-17 (there's no rush) hours taking me through to Friday lunchtime, at which point my friends arrive and we've got a house booked for the weekend and I get to drink beer in the sun all afternoon, as opposed to trying to get there for the crack of dawn and racing to finish before it goes dark (it'll be September so daylight is 0630 - 1930).