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May 2017
May 2017

Our plan sounds simple enough.

Starting on May 2nd 2017 in Chepstow we will run clockwise around the coast of Wales for 1400 kms, deviating only for a quick side-trip to knock off Snowdon, the country’s highest peak. On reaching the end of the Wales Coast Path we’ll pick up the Offa's Dyke Path and follow this more or less along the border of England and Wales for a further 285 hilly kms to arrive back where we started, hopefully on May 27th.

The reality is of course quite different: running around 70 kms of trail & climbing more than 1,000m each day will be punishing to say the least. And of course Wales isn't famous for balmy weather, so that could add an extra dimension to the challenge too! To put it all in perspective, this route has only ever been run twice before and the record stands at 39 days (without the detour up Snowdon!) So our plan to do it in 26 days is, to put it mildly, ambitious!

But hey, we love a challenge and it's all for a great cause so we’re looking forward to getting out there and giving it a nudge.

We will be carrying a SPOT tracker so you’ll be able to follow our progress in real time without leaving the comfort of your armchair - CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW OUR PROGRESS (NB this will only be live from the time we start running on May 2nd)

Our provisional schedule looks like this. Yikes!

Day From To Distance
Day 1 - May 2ndChepstowCardiff Bay73km
Day 2 - May 3rdCardiff BayPorthcawl74km
Day 3 - May 4thPorthcawlOxwich67km
Day 4 - May 5thOxwichLlanelli68km
Day 5 - May 6thLlanelliSt. Clears74km
Day 6 - May 7thSt. ClearsSt. Govans Chapel66km
Day 7 - May 8thSt. Govans ChapelFerry Cottage72km
Day 8 - May 9thFerry CottagePorth Clais69km
Day 9 - May 10thPorth ClaisPwllgwaelod70km
Day 10 - May 11thPwllgwaelodLlangrannog66km
Day 11 - May 12thLlangrannogBorth62km
Day 12 - May 13thBorthFairbourne69km
Day 13 - May 14thFairbourneAbererch76km
Day 14 - May 15thAbererchMorfa74km
Day 15 - May 16thMorfaCaernarfon61km
Day 16 - May 17thCaernarfonMenai Bridge (via Snowdon)50km
Day 17 - May 18thMenai BridgeRhoscolyn74km
Day 18 - May 19thRhoscolynCemaes67km
Day 19 - May 20thCemaesMenai Bridge71km
Day 20 - May 21stMenai BridgeRhyl75km
Day 21 - May 22ndRhylQueensferry (end of WCP)52km
Day 22 - May 23rdPrestatyn (start of OD)Chirk Mill73km
Day 23 - May 24thChirk MillBrompton Crossroads60km
Day 24 - May 25thBrompton CrossroadsHay-on-Wye69km
Day 25 - May 26thHay-on-WyeMonmouth55km
Day 26 - May 27thMonmouthSedbury Cliffs (end of OD)28km


The Men...

We will be raising funds for mental health charities on both sides of the world: the Mental Health Foundation in New Zealand and Mind in the UK.

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