Day 21 of the run
Day sponsored by Pete Edwards
Today I started and finished in Bridport…my home town once upon a time.
AND today I had son George, 16, with me, Pete driving the support car, and Diamond Images alongside taking his fab photos.
Knee okish…supports on…and off we went to the sound of Bridport Town Crier and the presence of Bridports’ Mayor…thank you so much both for coming!…and for the locals who donated their spare change into the buckets.
The run started off for the first 14 miles as a really tough run, taking in Eggardon Hill and its valleys in between; what beautiful views though and so well worth the climbs. George and I were really tired at one point and decided to try Michael Macintyre’s Skipping technique…whoooo…it certainly makes you move faster and is far more fun than running! The only trouble was that I was laughing so much I virtually fell into the hedge alongside…so back to serious running on Dave’s advice!
Powerstock…and the Three Horseshoes Inn…HUGE thanks for the wonderful refreshments and the hospitality. I remember going here on many occasion as a teenager having walked the hills from Bridport so memory lane for me and lovely to introduce the HNT team to my younger life.
Off I then ran alone…George needed a rest, so he , Pete and Dave set off for coffee and cakes….Dave had to go on to another photoshoot in West Milton…Cider!!!!!…but his wonderful photos will be for all to see later this week.
An easier run now with less hills….another 8 miles in and I reached Waytown where the very kind landlord of the Hare and Hounds saved the day by producing drinks and a donation…thank you sir, we will be back. The garden here is worth every second that you can afford, the views are to die for and the food/drinks prices exceptionally good!
On to the final 5+ miles and into SYMONDSBURY estate…where we stumbled across the amazing tea rooms/shop and more…a wonderful find at the end of a hard day. I have to say that I was absolutely shattered…every ounce of me had gone into shut down and I knew that back in Bridport I would need to rest my knee and try to sleep on the way home. The 21 days were catching up with me…only 5 more to go now!
On return and after feeding the family etc…George has said that he is as tired as he has ever been…but well done him as he must have covered 20 miles today!
The tracker has given a reading of 27.3 miles so again over my 26 miles! NO wonder I am rather tired…
Tomorrow…a hard run again from Gillingham home…sponsored by Glencairn House Sherborne…who are out and about to set me off and welcome me home again! Do see their website as they off all sorts treatments!
HUGE thanx as usual to Dave, Pete and my family who are really coping with tired mum each eve;
TO DATE…21 days completed…
ESTIMATED mileage was going to be approx. 546 miles
ACTUAL mileage is 569.3 miles which averages out at 27.1 miles per day!