|Darlington (Run Day 1)|
Hummersknott Academy, Darlington
Day 1. February 14th 2014. The run will begin in my hometown, Darlington from the high school I attended: Hummersknott Academy. The first leg will go via Northallerton to Thirsk. Total: 25miles.
Recap of the day is now online: Day 1.
|Thirsk (Run Day 2)|
Day 2. Saturday Feb 15th 2014. The second day of the run will start in Thirsk, and the destination will be Tadcaster. This is a longer day on the road, running through Sowerby, Dalton, Boroughbridge and then south to Tadcaster on the old Roman Road. Total miles: 30.
Read about day 2 here.
|Tadcaster (Run Day 3)|
Day 3. Sunday Feb 16th, 2014. The run from Tadcaster to Campsall traverses some historical sites in England. The planned route will follow the A162, or London Road through Towton and Barkston. The 1461 Battle of Towton during the War of the Roses is recorded as one the costliest battles in British war history, sadly in terms of lives. Crossing the River Aire at Beal, the route then continues south on minor roads towards Campsall. Total miles: 22m.
Read all about day 3.
|Campsall (Run Day 4)|
Day 4. Monday February 17th, 2014. This day proves to be interesting, with navigation around Doncaster on the cards. Overall the route takes in Skellow, Carcroft, crosses the A1(M) and runs towards Maltby, past Roche Abbey, ending at Worksop. Total: 30m
Blog entry about day 4 here.
|Worksop (Run Day 5)|
Day 5. Tuesday, Feb 18th 2014. Worksop to Southwell. A day running through more interesting parts of the English countryside - Sherwood Forest! Total: 23m
Read my blog post about day 5.
|Southwell (Run Day 6)|
Day 6. Wednesday February 19th, 2014. The day includes crossing the River Trent, and possibly doing a few miles of 'cross-country' to avoid A roads!! Ultimate destination is Melton Mowbray, where hopefully the support crew will be waiting with a pie... Total: 30m.
More about day 6 here.
|Melton Mowbray (Run Day 7)|
Day 7. Thursday February 20th, 2014. With this day starting in Melton Mowbray, we'll be running south towards Market Harborough. It should be a slightly shorter day of running. Hopefully the pie-fuel will have helped (does that count as carbo-loading?!) Total: 23.
Recap of the day is now online: Day 7.
|Market Harborough (Run Day 8)|
Day 8. Friday 21st February, 2014. Market Harborough towards the village of Farthingstone outside Northampton. Another long day but with company on the horizon for this section will be challenging but overall rewarding. Total: 30m.
Read all about day 8.
|Farthingstone (Run Day 9)|
Day 9. Saturday February 22nd, 2014. Starting from Farthingstone will be great since a runner and cyclist have already agreed to tag along for the first ten miles. Taking in the villages we'll be making our way towards Bicester. Total: 26m.
Blog outline of the day now online: http://www.justgiving.com/RetracingRoutledge
|Bicester (Run Day 10)|
Day 10. Sunday February 23rd, 2014. Luckily with more company for this day abit of 'off-road' has been planned! All I know is that I need to be in Wallingford by the end of the day! Total: 30miles.
Day 10 blog post now online.
|Wallingford (Run Day 11)|
Day 11. Monday 24th February 2014. Starting in Wallingford this day promises to be relatively short. Next stop Kingsclere! Total: 25miles.
Day 11 post right here.
|Kingsclere (Run Day 12)|
Day 12. Kingsclere to Winchester. Again a slightly shorter day, aiming for the coast all the time now! Total: 25miles.
Read about day 12 here.
|Winchester (Run Day 13) |
Day 13. Wednesday 26th February 2014. The last day of the #runpedition! Setting off from Winchester the final destination is Bursledon, the small village on the banks of the Hamble River outside Southampton. Total: 16miles for the day. Over 330 miles in TOTAL!
Read my day 13 blog post here.
|Bursledon - Run End!|
The UK part of the expedition finishes on the banks of the Hamble River, just outside Southampton. Total miles: 336.