Running part of the GB Relay
Have you heard about the GB Relay? It is an attempt to break the world record for the longest distance ever run in a relay around Britain. The aim is more than 7,000km between June 1 and July 2, 2014. Many thousands of runners are taking part in it.
Yesterday the GB Relay passed the half-way mark. So far it has run from Scarborough, north to the Scottish east coast. It has travelled a circuit of Scotland and is now being run through Wales at it heads south down the west coast of the UK.
I took part in two stages. One was a very wet 10k between Dennyloanhead and Kilsyth (stage 151). The other was a warm and sunny 14km (stage 185) between Southwick and New Abbey in Dumfries & Galloway.
I am now following the GB Relay’s progress via Facebook . The organisation and communication of such a huge relay is incredible and it is brilliant to see so many people coming together to make this relay happen.
Thanks to Mike Bolam for his fab D&G pics.