Waking up on my final morning I felt very emotional, so much money had been pouring in and I was feeling overwhelmed by the lovely comments so many people were making on social media. Several blisters had now appeared on the ends or base of my smaller toes so a bit more popping and plastering […]Read more "Day 7 Marathon 7 …Finish"
Day 6 was always going to be a good day as I knew that at the end of it, I would officially be in London. However, I also knew that 29 miles separated me from that and bearing in mind the problems I had had on Day 5, this was a worry. Wild camping at […]Read more "Day 6 Marathon 6 …Nearly there!"
So today, blimey it was hard. The tendons in my feet have become very tender which is likely due to tight calves and this has now spread to my lower left leg. Very painful to even touch let alone stand on it Anyway, I awoke to a beautiful morning down by the river in Aston […]Read more "Day 5 Marathon 5 …Dead Hard"
It started out bad, it was so hard trying to get me legs going. Also all the rain from the night before meant that the going underfoot was very tricky and after about three miles I felt my rucksack stating to run and sting my back. At 4 miles I slapped some vasaline on it […]Read more "Day 4 Marathon 4 29.5 miles of ooh and ouch…"
Waking up in Oxford… …was ok, not the best spot however the weather the night before had been poor, so it was the best I could do within easy reach of the Perch Pub in Bisney (full of Americans, ‘intellectuals’ and newly graduated young bucks). Getting running was tough as me feet and ankles were […]Read more "Day 3 Marathon 3. First real sign of pain…"
I always knew that the second day would be hard and I kind of knew the spots that would be sore, so from that point of view it’s ok, however it does worry me, not that it will be painful more the sudden reality that these type of things can go pear shaped. The day […]Read more "Day 2 Marathon 2 …Lonely and Sore"
Leaving the Thames Head, I made my way across a series of fields and over a main road, The girls and myself had walked this a few years before, when they paddled in the first waters after about a mile, however today it was dry…The Path then makes its way back past Kemble and it […]Read more "Day 1 Marathon 1"