Posted: 02/06/2012 at 07:25
Good morning! An update using the free 30 mins at Premier!
Day 3 dawns (just about).
Day 1 was shit.... although just a marathon at 27.odd miles cough cough.... it pissed down all day so the runners were rather wet (it wasn't that exciting!) and rather cold. Everybody was pretty jovial throughout, and glad of the barn to keep dry... shame it didn't have one of those nice hot blower things, but I guess you can't have everything. We left them to their tents and headed to one of the best B&Bs I think we've ever stayed in!
Day 2 - 45 odd miles. Weather better, bit warmer and light cloud and we even saw some sunshine. A few people are getting lost, although Crashie says he can't understand how, as most of it is pretty obvious, there's the odd scratch head moment but it's not THAT difficult! A long day for a lot of people today. Poor Ian has the most horrendous rubs on his back from his sack yesterday, coupled with very wet conditions, so he was really suffering. I thought I'd had some bad rubs, but this takes some beating! We patched him up with the best things we could find (tesco value panty liners and gaffa tape! Yes, really!). Crashie is doing very well, going strong and steady. Slight niggle with his calf last night but seems to be okay this morning.
Day 3 - the big one. I think it's reduced to about a mere 58 miles. The 'slow' group went off a 6, so another 5am start for us this morning. I feel like shit so I don't know how the runners are feeling!
So far we've been at every checkpoint bar the first, which was so obscure we couldn't find it. CP1 today is at 12. several miles.... a long way for the first one!
I won't spoil any more, I will leave the rest to Crashie.... I can't promise he'll be logging on tonight as I reckon by the time he finishes today he will be too knackered. the good news is, the finish today is back at Holt Casle and a 20 min drive home so at least he can have a night in his own bed!
I will text ATOM when he finishes later... and we'll see Debbo hopefully at CP2 today.
I will bugger off now as I've got a couple more things to do before my 30 mins expires.
Love and hugs to you all x