It was a slow day at work, I was waiting for this evening and the final village run of our challenge. I arrived home and sorted a few bits out and John Newton had arranged a photographer from the local paper to come down and take some pictures of us a splendid idea well done Mr Newton!! So although we had planned the run to be at 8pm the photographer was arriving at 6.30. It was a real pleasure to see so many people turn up to run, support and piss take!! As the photographer left I went to the rugby club bar to sample their wares and ended up drinking a couple of pints of the very fine Thatchers gold.
More and more people arrived too many too mention on here but one I will mention was Steve Morris who had travelled over from High Wycombe to join us on this run and it was lovely to see him, Steve is a good friend who I have known for 20 plus years and played cricket and Wendyball( I know I know I used to play!!) with it was his running of this challenge a few years ago that inspired me to eventually do this challenge although technically it isn’t his fault it is James Ellis who started it so we will blame him!!
We had a fantastic run which we had kids and adults all running together, unfortunately some of the party got lost Sharon, Sarah, Chloe, Izzy, Poppy,Millie, Henry and Hazel all went a rather long way around the route after not listening to the route advice!!! When darkness fell they arrived back and I am pleased to say all in one piece!!!
I have to say it was lovely to see everyone turn up and the village that has produced four 1095 milers that were all in attendance Dave, Toby, John and I showed real community spirit and I was humbled to see everyone run with us and had a fantastic night!! I managed to fall home just after midnight a little worse for wear but very happy!!
Miles to go:-62
Shoes: Asics GT3000