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Day 32 - Third left turn

Angerton - Nr Whitehaven 52.4 km (1107.3 km done)

Start Time - 8.41 am

Finish Time - 4.59 pm

Moving time - 6 hours 47 mins

Vertical Gain - 301 m


Garmin Temperatures

Average - 22 C

Min - 20 C

Max - 26 C


Support runners today

Kerry Stainton (and Riley)

Gary Stainton

Ken Wright

Jane

Malcolm

Steven Fell (@Northern_ninja)



Another pretty uneventful day completed and in the bank. Another day with excellent support and company all day. Kerry (and Rilet) ran both full days with me which means they both did 100km in two days. This is such a big achievement and I am so happy I could help this to happen. I believe that this was not entirely planned and kinda just happened as she continued to feel good and able to continue to run through out the day. I am feeling good at the moment with some minor niggles in the legs but they feel like they are getting stronger week on week.

This was also the day that I started to head south, so from now on the sun will be on my face instead of on my neck. This was a significant milestone, and I appreciate I still have a significant distance to go, but there was something reassuring about getting back to the coast and seeing the sea again.


As it comes to the end of Jemima's time as crew for me, it is with sadness I will be saying goodbye to her on Monday. It is with happiness I am saying hello to Simon who joined us this afternoon after traveling all day to be crew. Again the gratitude I feel to everyone who has come to join me cannot be put in to words. I have spoken about the strange effects on time that this project has and it feels such a long time since John was here, but this was only one week ago and since then I have crossed the country. Mind blown!


This is going to be a short blog tonight, I have just had a look at tomorrow's route and there appears to be part of the route that crosses the River Esk via a track which appears to simply cross the mud flats. Tomorrow was meant to be a short day (45km) but it seems this may not be this case as the detour to cross the river at the only bridge will add on about 4 km. On the map, there seems to be another footpath that crosses the river but this again appears to be an ancient footpath that does not exist anymore. So I am going to leave this here for today and try and figure out the route tomorrow. I'll try and write longer post tomorrow.

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